Ludovic de Saint Sernin, a 31-year-old designer, opened the final day of Paris Men’s Fashion Week with his bold and sultry designs. Last December, he was appointed as creative director for Belgian label Ann Demeulemeester, and his first garments at the helm of the iconic maison will be revealed in March. Since launching his independent menswear label in 2017, Saint Sernin’s brand has been on the rise, and he has managed to build up a large community of fans and loyal followers. His long-awaited show held at the multidisciplinary space 3537 rue Francs Bourgeois featured black and elegant looks that provided a glimpse of what is in store for Saint Sernin’s creativity at the head of the minimalist brand Ann Demeulemeester. The collection ranged from the sexiest corsetry to the most minimal taupe knitwear, with the brand’s logo emblazoned on a model’s chest and the star trousers of the show.
At midday, Japanese brand Sacai presented a co-ed fashion show inspired by the cult film Interstellar at the Carreau du Temple. Founded in 1999, the brand opted for strictly black opening looks, with no shortage of platform military boots and tight leggings over which layers of architecturally structured garments were layered. Chitose Abe’s masterful tailoring was reflected in every detail of the garments, ranging from functional denim pieces to tweed looks featuring mini-skirts and short jackets. The garments were carefully layered in a way that was tremendously aesthetic, without losing their hybrid character and functionality. Workwear made for space, featuring delicate knitwear or bold prints, was paired with adventurous, parachute-cut pieces, not to mention the season’s ever-present hoodies. Sacai also ventured into luxury with a capsule collection in collaboration with Marni, as well as collaborations with Nike, Moncler and Carhartt WIP.
Ludovic de Saint Sernin and Sacai presented two unique collections at Paris Men’s Fashion Week, showcasing their signature styles and innovative collaborations. Saint Sernin’s show provided a glimpse of what is in store for his creativity at the head of the minimalist brand Ann Demeulemeester, while Sacai’s collection featured layers of architecturally structured garments, from functional denim pieces to tweed looks, as well as collaborations with Nike, Moncler and Carhartt WIP. Both designers have managed to build up a large community of fans and loyal followers, and their collections will surely be remembered for years to come.