Paris Menswear Show Spring 2002
Dates: June 30, 2001 - July 3, 2001
News: Paris Menswear Show Spring 2002
Menswear Is Alive & Well in Paris
By: Staff Writer
DALLAS, Jul 4, 2002/ FW/ --- The verdict is out! The Paris Menswear Show featured designers who are
all-time crowd favorites and new rising stars for menswear.
Tom Ford gave YSL gave the past a clever spin, reinterpreting the Saint Laurent oeuvre with a
slick, edgy, impeccable tailored collection.
Hedi Slimane, the current designer of the moment presented a slim silhouette, but nonetheless considerably
looser - and more wearable - than his previous collections for Dior or Yves Saint Laurent.
Designer Veronique Nichanian for Hermes went for a sensitive, even ecological mood this
season, sending out a collection dominated by forest green, highlighted by the
late evening shafts of light filtering through the windows of the UNESCO
headquarters, where the collection was staged.
Rising star Dries Van Noten's big idea this year was dropped-crotch Afghan trousers, paired with
loose jackets. Admittedly lots of guys would die before wearing Afghan pants,
but these suits looked sensational - just the sort of thing you'd want to wear
on a first date with someone gorgeous.
Raf Simons’ spring/summer collection seemed purposely designed with a riot in mind. The militant models
all covered their faces and sported sweatshirts and fatigue pants covered in agit-prop expressions.