5 Cool Things We Saw at Paris Men’s Today

Men’s Mules
Mules are officially trending for spring. Juun.J showed cool leather loafer-mule hybrids today. The silhouette was also done by labels such as Loewe and Edhen Milano this season. Mark it on your must-buy list.

JUUN J Spring 2018Juun.J spring ’18 men’s collection.REX Shutterstock

Not a Nike Collab
Israeli designer Hed Mayner is definitely one to watch. He staged his debut show guerrilla style, among the colonnades of Paris’ Palais Brongniart in Place de la Bourse. His sandals with sneaker soles looked like a Nike collaboration, but the designer had actually sourced the soles from the copycat markets of his native Tel Aviv. He teamed them with uppers made from thick furniture leather. The footwear marched in tune with the theme of the collection. It was all about the reappropriation of familiar objects, such as a voluminous trench coat made from a vintage tent. — Stephanie Hirschmiller

Hed Mayner Spring 2018Hed Mayner spring ’18 men’s collection.REX Shutterstock

Denim Sneakers
Denim shoes are a huge trend in the women’s market, and now it’s trickling into the men’s scene. Cerruti showed tasteful low-top sneakers with denim accents.

Cerruti Spring 2018Cerruti spring ’18 men’s collection.REX Shutterstock

Disco Time
Daytime discos are officially a thing. Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons show was strobe light central, and top of the guest list was a Nike collab. Nike Air 180s hit the floor alongside colorful brogue laceups printed trompe l’œil-style to resemble an old-school sneaker. And it all ended in one big ol’ dance-off with models pulling shapes like it was going out fashion. — Stephanie Hirschmiller

Comme des Garcons Spring 2018Comme des Garcons spring ’18 men’s collection.REX Shutterstock

Get Ready to Rumble
Haider Ackermann continued his new look for luxe brand Berluti. This season’s standout shoe? A boxing boot-meets-sneaker that came in an off-white colorway. The show also included pool slides and dress shoes.

Berluti Spring 2018Berluti spring ’18 men’s collection.REX Shutterstock

Shoe of the Day at Paris Fashion Week Men’s: Comme des Garcons’ Nike Air 180

Comme des Garcons Spring 2018

With Pigalle Thursday, Les Benjamins today and Off White designer, Virgil Abloh’s being teased left right and center, Nike has hit the ground running with its collabs this season. But Comme des Garcons’ Rei Kawakubo’s took some beating at Paris Fashion Week Men’s.

Our shoe of the day is the Nike Air 180 that starred in her disco extravaganza. Best in show? We’re loving those hot pink and black numbers. Retro kicks are totally on trend and these are as good as it gets.



Designs on Paris for Adelaide Fashion Festival designer Cristina Tridente’s new collection

CRISTINA Tridente is unveiling a sneak peek of her new couture+love+madness collection in a Parisienne setting.

The Adelaide designer will officially launch the 12-piece collection at this year’s Adelaide Fashion Festival, which runs October 11 to 15.

In the lead up, Ms Tridente is giving The Advertiser an exclusive first look at one of her campaign images.

As the first South Australian to be accepted into London’s prestigious Central Saint Martins, Ms Tridente will complete an intensive course there next month.

In the lead-up she is exploring Europe and, earlier this month, met fashion photographer Weronika Mamot in Paris.

Polish-born Ms Mamot, who lives in Adelaide and travelled to France especially for the couture+love+madness project, took a series of photographs to showcase the collection.

They include a stunning image of model Romaine Aiassa, from Paris agency Jana Hernette.

Wearing a couture+love+madness brocade jumpsuit with a detachable skirt, she is holding a golden flower handcrafted from aluminium by Ms Tridente.

“It’s a modern take on bridal,” Ms Tridente said, adding the Eiffel Tower in the distance provided the perfect backdrop.

“The collection has a Parisienne feel.’’