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JEAN PAUL GAULTIER – PARIS FASHION WEEK SS12 MENSWEAR

Jean Paul Gaultier SS12

Jean Paul Gaultier’s aim on the runway seemed to be all about bringing a sense of fun rebelliousness to typically smart clothing. This was shown through such outfits as wide shorts teamed with an open shirt, undone tie and jacket. The same effect was created in the pairing of a dinner jacket and bow tie with Hawaiian print pants. While on their own the pieces were tailored, smart and sophisticated, the eccentricity of the styling diluted the elegance of the pieces for a fun and quirky look.

Bolder prints continued to emerge with a nod to golf wear, in the form of green chequered trousers with matching knitwear, coat, scarf and socks. Other sportswear influenced looks included the striped shorts and polo shirt combination; a stylish alternative to traditional tennis wear.

Key shapes featured in the show came in the form of long jackets with large lapels and collars, in a range of prints and fabrics. And, as previously mentioned, tailored blazers and dinner jackets were also heavily featured, some bringing a sense of fun and colour in bold Hawaiian prints, while other jackets let the print of the shorts and trousers do the talking, and took on a more refined, and elegant appearance.

Images courtesy of Nowfashion

Posted by: Emily Rogers

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