Pigalle Spring 2023 Menswear Collection

This Pigalle collection came with two parties, the first last Tuesday at Paris’s wonderful citywide solstice debauch, the Fête de la Musique, and the second a follow-up edition of Stéphane Ashpool’s ongoing jazz shebang shortly afterwards. Then on Sunday he hosted a community basketball party/tournament on his block and unveiled the clothes—along with two new … Read more

Alled-Martinez Spring 2023 Menswear Collection

“I don’t really like the term ‘Y2K,’” quipped Archie Alled-Martinez during a Zoom preview from his hotel in Paris. “We just used to call it ‘millennium’ back then, so that’s what it is for me.” Alled-Martinez is part of a wave of millennial designers that is remarkably skilled at putting together a visual mood that … Read more

Comme des Garçons Shirt Spring 2023 Menswear Collection

Rei Kawakubo has said that if she could have invented one garment, it would have been the white shirt. “It’s a fundamental part of a man’s wardrobe,” her husband, translator, and company CEO, Adrian Joffe, said on her behalf. “Shirt, jacket, and pants are the fundamental basis.” There’s irony in the fact that Comme des … Read more

Ernest W. Baker Spring 2023 Menswear Collection

Spring 2023 brought an air of introspection and sentimentality to Portugal-based label Ernest W. Baker. Founders Reid Baker and Inês Amorim decided to look inwards this season and find shelter in the innocence of childhood as they reflected on the state of the world. Their first stop was to revisit their spring 2020 collection. “We’re … Read more

Acne Studios Spring 2023 Menswear Collection

By any objective measure at least, Acne Studios is on top. September will see the proudly independent Swedish fashion arthouse mark a decade on the Paris Fashion Week calendar. And it used the pandemic dynamically, making a multi-million euro investment to cook up a fresh retail concept for the grand store that opened with much … Read more