Paris menswear fashion week came to a close last week just before the Haute Couturiers took the stage and we've trawled the Parisian défilés for the best collections of the season.
We found a few interesting trends this season that may or may not translate to the streets - boiler suits, crumpled textiles, and bold prints. We're doing a little travelling at the moment so the crumpled suiting is our pick for the season.
Yohji Yamamoto's collection this season skilfully merges the artistic with the combative by blending his trademark slouchy suits with military elements and hand-drawn sketches.
Colourful explosions look like camouflage constructed from daubs of paint for soldiers hiding in expressionist landscapes, while strong, vivid lines cut through swathes of black suiting like bullet lines.
Fashion is seldom associated with comfort but this collection from Julien David reads like the perfect travelling companion with crumpled fabrics, monotone no-think outfits and a palette that can be completely mixed and matched.
The face masks lend a vibe to the collection that's both sinister and playful, a little like the crumpled and printed boiler suits that err towards work wear with a weird pyjama edge.
Issey Miyake menswear designer Yusuke Takahashi's inspiration was easily traced this season with prints taken directly from Japanese photographer Yoshinori Mizutani's Tokyo Parrots to create a series of diverse imagery that marry birds and geometry.
Phone lines serve as both avian perches and bisecting lines that cut across separates which are then mirrored in other prints that blur the lines between different pieces. This is exceptional print work that retains a light, airy edge.
Although Junya Watanabe declared his collection to be a journey to an unknown "faraway" place that immediately read "Africa", Haider Ackermann took us into his fantasy of escapism where the final location was tougher to pin down.
Japan and Tunisia, passing by the sapeurs of Congo and the bobos of Paris, filtering through Belgium and then off again someplace new. It's an inspired collection with heightened masculinity and femininity that results in a truly worldly mishmash of beauty.
Rei Kawakubo is an idol of ours at Studio Ombre HQ and this collection from Comme des Garçons Homme Plus is yet another example of the genius that somehow reminds us time and time again that there's always something new to be found in fashion.
From the impeccable layering of shirting and separates to the gorgeous proportions and precisely slashed knees and chests - this was a masterful display of the beauty found in chaos and the instability found in order. Sublime.