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The many firsts of the Paris Men's Fashion Week Spring 2019

Our first times are always special and the firsts at Dior, Louis Vuitton and Jacquemus are simply divine!
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From the Jacquemus Homme's debut collection we've been waiting for months to Maison Margiela's surprise and Kim Jones's debut for Dior Homme, there are many firsts at the recent Paris Men's Fashion Week.

Here is a wrap-up of the most dazzling 'first-time' moments at the Paris Men's Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019:

Kim Jones at Dior Homme

Artistic Director Kim Jones and jewellery designer Yoon Ahn stunned everyone with their romantic, floral-filled debut collection at Dior Homme.

The designer duo with a strong luxury streetwear background did a street-infused collection for the French fashion house, but with the same sophistication, we always adored Dior for.

If you take a closer look, those embellished shirts, embroidery tulle and the new jacket Tailleur Oblique radiate Dior's haute couture root and the Atelier's craftsmanship.

Add that with the collaboration with KAWS, and it's a complete 10/10.

Jacquemus' first men's collection "Le Gadjo"

Four months after announcing the launch of Jacquemus Homme, the French darling designer Simon Porte Jacquemus had finally unveiled his first menswear collection, titled Le Gadjo (a Gypsy word to refer non-Gypsy boy).

Staying loyal to his love for the Mediterranean Coast, the debut show took place at Marseille, a sunny town in southern France, which is the key inspiration for the collection.

And one more good news for everyone, Le Gadjo will be available on Ssense.com in just a few weeks of time!

Maison Margiela's couture for men

The Artisanal Men's Collection, a first for Maison Margiela, evoked a new fascinating beauty of menswear that is designed with haute couture in mind.

With a line-up of materials and silhouettes from women's Haute Couture, the collection highlighted the use of organza, chiffon, vinyl and patent leather; as well as corsetry, embroidery, cape cut and kimono.

In the coinciding podcast series The Memory of... With John Galliano, the designer talked us through his idea to blur the gender stereotypes in uniforms, his obsession with the bias cut and the story behind this collection.

 

The podcast series is now available on iTunes Podcast. Tune in and enjoy the eargasm.

Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton

And this Louis Vuitton SS19 Menswear runway is a show designed for the world – for every identity, every nationality, every race.

'We're the world', said the house first African-American Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton, who dedicated Louis Vuitton SS19 Menswear runway show to every identity, every nationality, every race, with a rainbow-hued runway outside Palais-Royale.

And like anything Virgil-related, the Hollywood A-Listers came by the dozens including Kanye, Rihana, Naomi Campbell and Bella Hadid.

The designer himself had also invited a total of three thousand local art students to his show, which is a first for LV.

A fan of this collection or not, it's Virgil's humble, open-minded spirit and his determination to reach goals and beyond from zero that worth our admiration.

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