Men’s Fashion Week SS20 highlights: Celine, Dior and Lanvin

See the highlights from Celine, Dior and Lanvin at Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2020 to find out why we can’t wait for the season’s arrivals.

Paris Fashion Week has officially wrapped up, leaving us to mull over the menswear collections to anticipate next summer. Some left us eager, some left us underwhelmed and some left us undecided on whether we’ll be dropping by their stores come the season’s arrivals.

Celine, Dior and Lanvin fall in the first category in our books. Check out the highlights from the brands’ Spring-Summer 2020 runways below to find out why.

Celine

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Hedi Slimane’s career at Celine was off to a controversial start, but by no means has that dissuaded the designer from executing his creative vision at the Maison. And that’s why his second menswear collection for the house still revolves heavily around his signature androgynous, David Bowie-influenced design ethos.

Drawing references from the ‘70s, the collection consists of glossy leather jackets, double-breasted blazers, sequinned bombers and an abundance of denim. Statement tees and basket bags reading “my own worst enemy” and “I have nostalgia for things I have probably never known” respectively about translate his artistry into words better than we can, though if we had to give it go, we’d say “old-school rock star” sounds about right.

See also: Hedi Slimane unveils Celine’s Spring-Summer 2019 campaign

Dior Homme

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A year ago, Kim Jones presented his first collection for Dior Homme, which underscored the house’s heritage through the creative lens of its founder. A year on, he continues to uphold that legacy through a collaboration with multidisciplinary American artist Daniel Arsham, known for his works exploring the ‘archaeology of the present’.

The resulting ready-to-wear is one that revisits the sculptural creations of Dior while borrowing the soft, fluid silhouettes that define the house’s aesthetic today. This comes through in the tailored suits draped with satin sashes, organza bombers, toile de jouy jumpsuits and newspaper print pieces inspired by John Galliano’s era. Kim also partnered with Rimowa on a capsule bag collection featuring the Dior Oblique motif and the luggage brand’s iconic aluminium grooves. It all comes together as unmistakably Dior – both in a familiar and ever-evolving sense.

Read later: Men’s Fashion Week SS20 highlights: Fendi, Versace and Zegna

Lanvin

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Bruno Sialelli’s menswear debut for Lanvin couldn’t be more synonymous with summer. From the vibrant colour scheme to the nautical travel references, this is a collection we can imagine ourselves wearing on a yacht in Ibiza.

Take the sailor-collared jackets, hand-painted wave patterns on tank tops and nautical flag patches, for example. It’s not necessarily all oceangoing though, as there are also khaki shorts, sleeping bag bags, sheep-print knits and floral details in case you prefer camping by the countryside to cruising the seas. Regardless, Bruno has got design and practicality checked for your next summer getaway with this collection.

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Photos courtesy of respective brands

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