What's Good Paris Men's SS13
What's Good Paris : Men's SS13 Preview
13 Jul 2012
What we saw and liked in Paris
Good food, good friends, good vibes and good garms. While it doesn't sound like work, Men's Fashion Week is one of our busiest times of the year. Catching up with our favourite brands and meeting some special new ones along the way, here's a little taste of what The Goodhood Store saw throughout Men's Fashion Week SS13.
Catching up with the Norse crew is always a trip highlight for us and once again the Danes did not disappoint with their Spring/Summer 13 collection. As ever we can't say too much in terms of details, but expect some very special prints alongside 60's California beach inspired knitwear and some bold spring/summer colour blocking. On top of this, fan favourite staples have seen some subtle yet inspired changes, including the ever-popular Aros Chino that will soon be available in a two-tone colour-ways with contrast colour waist and turn up. Be excited.
We've said it before, and we'll say it again, Team Meg Company (Monitaly, Yuketen and Chamula) are some of the nicest guys in the business. Yuki, Ryan and Juan are incredibly passionate about their craft and this truly resonates in the product. Monitaly once again came correct with stunning ethnic inspired patterning available on fantastic vacation shirts, shorts, pocket tees, stoles and ties. Every stitch has a soul.
It goes without saying that Yuketen are making some of the finest footwear available on the market right now. Amidst their expansive and impressive collection The Goodhood team was particularly taken by this all over leopard print Blucher with matching kiltie tassel detailing, rawhide leather laces, leather ankle trim and brown camp cole. So so beautiful.
Chamula jewellery, little brother to Yuketen and Monitaly, is a new brand we are very excited to introduce to The Goodhood Store this coming Autumn/Winter season. For Spring/Summer 13 the brand continues to do what it does best - crafting beautiful Navajo inspired jewellery in an array of wearable styles. Expect Indian conch bracelets, bentable wrap-around Navajo patterns and horsehair braided pieces all at very accessible price points.
Always a shining star amongst rails and rails of tedious heritage brands, our Aussie allies at Perks & Mini absolutely smashed it once again for the coming SS13 season. Look out for acid-inspired prints, extraordinary mixed indigo dies as well as mind-blowing graphic t-shirts. We've come to expect nothing less than special from Shauna & Misha and this season did not disappoint one bit.
It was nice catching up with some of our British brethren out in Paris, in particular YMC who presented what is arguably one of the strongest collections of the season. With liberty prints, inside out leopard and kimono printed patterns all in the mix, the brand is clearly living up to it's 'You Must Create' namesake. It was definitely more fashion-forward approach for the brand, who exhibited on the runway for the first time during London Fashion Week, and we certainly liked what we saw.
This was our first time seeing London neighbours British Remains in Paris, and I think it's safe to say Spring/Summer 13 is the brands strongest selection to date. Continuing the 'I Hate' philosophy the brand have produced the bold 'I Hate British Remains' slogan on tees, totes and stickers alongside a host of other fantastic graphic offerings. The footwear line up is strong as ever with new renditions of old favourites as well as some very special new models. On top of this, Andrew and Daryl have introduced a solid selection of shirting that are engulfed with idiosyncratic details including prison-issue stamping on the inside collar. Certainly one to be excited about.
Junya Watanabe MAN
Always a standout highlight of our Paris escapade, Spring/Summer 2013 Junya Watanabe MAN was incredibly impressive as ever. Although a somewhat subdued offering from the master craftsman, with a heavy emphasis on tailoring, the extensive collection was full of painfully beautiful must-have pieces. Highlights for us included this seasons Duvetica collaboration jackets, the accessible Made in France workwear pieces and of course some eye-wateringly beautiful shirting. Credit cards at the ready, Junya has delivered once again.