A quick run-though of Mens A/W 2019 selection
There was so much to be excited at the Fashion Week Paris Homme A/W2019 collections. Color stories throughout the presentations ranged from the normal black and beige but were highlighted with mustard, teals and hyper greens. Straps, harnesses, and clips were everywhere as well as an obvious gender-fluidity on the runways inviting both men and women to showcase the upcoming looks with brands like SACAI.
Scarf prints were splashed all over PRADA’s kimono style shirts and knitted arm sleeves while Virgil Abloh took LV to muted office space in grey wools, fun and fantastic prints and spectrum rainbows.
Young men were in high demand at JACQUEMUS going to the workforce for the first time in lug boots, white whites, utility pockets, and over-sized jackets to store the days wages.
The models literally jumped out of a freight truck.
“Elastic generation” boomers walked for JUNYA WANTANABE.
OFF WHITE continues to tell us what boots are made for with western details.
For me, the stand-out stars of Mens Paris Fashion Week A/W2019, were all the new hiking boots that were seen on the runway. Hiking boots are probably not the most fashion-forward piece of footwear to own, but this coming A/W 2019, they hit the ground in an array of colors, cording, materials and ornaments dubbed the “Hike-Hybrid”.
The “hike-hybrid” is a fashion-fused twist on the hiking boot. They are utilitarian friendly with the accessory or rock-climbing cord, reflective elements, high shine materials, vibrant cautionary colors, molded outsoles that are thick, heavy and seemingly, cement-bound. Other constructions offer a more lightweight approach but have the outward look of a trainer or jogger. Throw in a ¾ combat height and you’ve got yourself a hiker-hybrid shoe!
Hiker-Hybrids are designed to tread the city streets and urban dwellings while letting folks know you mean business and ready to kick-ass if necessary (but will settle for a trip to Mt. Zion).
Want More? – Learn some hiking accessory terms here