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On Trend: The Best Paris Street Style

On Trend: The Best Paris Street Style

Men’s fashion month has been and gone in a blur. Yet another four weeks of break-neck speed city-hopping and peak style that started in streetwearLondon and ended in Paris with a bang. With mobs of street style regulars, industry insiders and fashion-obsessed teens gathering outside the much-anticipated Heron Preston, Kenzo and Balmain menswear shows, there were rich pickings for our team of trend-spotting PFWM attendees. Flash bulb moments on the runway included Migos rapper Offset shuffling down Off-White’s trippy green screen runway (visible only on the livestream), and the Balmain army with phones strapped to their chests by leather and metal harnesses. Special mention to Kim Jones for his conveyor-belt catwalk at Dior. Outside the shows, oversized silhouettes, refined sportswear and experimental accessories reigned supreme. Here are our favourite trends hot off the streets of Paris.

Photograph of a man on the streets of Paris wearing a leather bucket hat and brown Fendi logo Zucca belt bag strapped across his chest, a pink hoodie with a white rollneck under it, grey track pants and a navy formal longline coat

HIGH-LOW MIX

If we learned one thing this season, it’s that our wardrobes no longer need to be constrained by preconceived ideas of what ‘goes’ together. This means you can now mix up dress codes – formal and casual – with (almost) reckless abandon. Team luxe sportswear pieces like a belt bag, bucket hat and track pants with a smart tailored coat.

NEUTRAL SHADES

Smart, sophisticated and effortless, the streets of Paris were awash with men in shades of brown, camel, beige and taupe. Easy to wear and more forgiving of an ageing visage than black or white, go classic with a semi-formal camel coat or demonstrate your fashion prowess with a longline beige puffer layered over brown jeans and trainers.

Photograph of a man at Paris Fashion Week Men's wearing a camel coat, brown turned up trousers, a white Tee, Off-White industrial belt and a black hoodie
Two PFWM attendees wearing an irridescent fisherman's utility gilet, technical white long-line coat, bleached denim and white trainers

FUTURISTIC IRIDESCENCE

Hybrid fashion is on the rise, and this, rather sparkly combination trend is a case in point. Techy, futuristic fabrications and silhouettes meet disco-ready materials in a spaceage-'70s mash-up that looks a like what we imagined fashion would be in the new millennium back in 2000. Gucci is leading the charge, alongside Fendi with their semi-transparent rain jackets and Off-White’s directional menswear.

CHUNKY TRAINERS

We know, we know – we’ve told you about chunky trainers before. They’re nothing new, but they were everywhere in Paris. From the Balenciaga Triple S to Gucci’s Rhyton and Flashtreck sneakers, this is a sneaker trend with real staying power. Play with proportions and smarten them up, or channel your inner street style pro in sweats and a puffer.

A man at Paris Fashion Week Men's wearing Gucci Rhyton runner trainers with the 'fake' logo

Photography: Gini May