The men's fashion weeks for Spring/Summer 2019 have just commenced. This season, there are some notable debuts as well as some guest designer shows. Our Fashion Director Ian will be reporting live from Florence, Milan and Paris. But before that, here are five shows we're most excited for.
Craig Green at Pitti Uomo 94
British designer Craig Green will be skipping London for Florence this season as the guest designer at Pitti Uomo 94. Following the footsteps of Raf Simons, Gosha Rubinsky and JW Anderson, Green's exclusive show will take place on June 14. Known for his signature sculptural silhouettes, it'll be interesting to see how the designer presents his collection in the Tuscan city that is predominantly strong in suiting.
Kim Jones' debut at Dior Homme
After a couple of major shakeups in LVMH, the former Creative Director of Louis Vuitton is set to bring a new attitude to Dior Homme. Known for his luxury sportswear-inspired style, Kim Jones' arrival at the Parisien label is definitely a breathe of new air. His first design for Dior Homme was a Morning Coat donned by David Beckham at the recent Royal Wedding. Could Kim excell in tailoring? We'll find out on 23rd of June.
Virgil Abloh's first collection for Louis Vuitton
The appointment of Virgil Abloh at a luxury brand with hundred years of history like Louis Vuitton is a rather controversial one. Virgil, and his highly-successful street brand Off-White, are somewhat the current zeitgeist who appeal to the Generation Z of social media. By hiring Virgil, Louis Vuitton is signaling a post-modern marketing direction which targets heavily at the youth. Virgil gave a sneak preview his designs for LV in recent events (see above). But regardless of the designs, it'll surely gather a lot of attention online.
Raf Simons returns to Paris
The City of Lights is hot on designers' list recently. Following the news of Gucci staging its SS19 show in Paris; Raf is set to return to the PFW calendar after three seasons in New York. The show will take place on June 20.
Jacquemus' first menswear collection
Golden boy, Simon Porte Jacquemus announced the news of his first hommes collection in February and immediately got everyone excited. More recently, he released the first image from the collection, named "Gadjo" (a gypsy slang word meaning “man”), featuring rugby player Yoann Maestri. Could Jacquemus Hommes be as successful as its womenswear, if not better? Keep a lookout on June 25 at Jacquemus' hometown in Marseille.