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Paris Fashionweek

Published:Monday | January 25, 2016 | 12:00 AM
The insistence on bold color was at times the undoing of the collection. It drowned out some very stylish and saleable suit jackets and bombers that also featured
Huge overgrown shrubs littered the sand that covered the four sides of the square catwalk.
A series of psychedelic-coloured cycling shorts also grabbed attention in Issey Miyake's collection.
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PARIS (AP):

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton showed off his softer side at Louis Vuitton's menswear show in a pastel silk bomber and shades last Thursday.

He joined the front-row celebrity-pack, which included director Xavier Dolan, actor Michael B. Jordan and model Georgia May Jagger who rocked a black Louis Vuitton bodysuit and assorted choker.

Here are the highlights of Thursday's fall-winter Paris Fashion Week shows with reports from Issey Miyake, and Louis Vuitton.

 

Issey Miyake

 

The sky (or shore) was the limit for Issey Miyake, which imported a real sandy beach for its fall-winter show.

But this was no beach for summer sunbathing - the theme was 'man in the wilderness' and huge overgrown shrubs littered the sand that covered the four sides of the square catwalk.

It had fashion bloggers snapping away.

The weathered, wildness translated into the clothes as a roughness in the materials - such as some voluminous coats and sweaters in burgundy and turquoise made from horse hair thread and wool.

'Thermographic' photos of horses by photographer Kenji Hirasaw then added a colourful lift to a series of print looks - with a standout jacket with bold horseshoes.

But the insistence on bold colour was at times the undoing of the collection. It drowned out some very stylish and saleable suit jackets and bombers that also featured.

A series of psychedelic-coloured cycling shorts also grabbed attention - and might not be the best choice for a prudent winter wardrobe.