Greetings, my Seattle fam! Ellora, your resident fashion runway slayer and NFM queen, is writing from Paris Men's Fashion Week, and let me tell you, it was fire. Think Audrey Hepburn sipping matcha lattes with Zendaya at a Rick Owens rave – that's the vibe we're serving.
Quiet Luxe for the Cozy Queens:
First things first, ditch the athleisure, because high-end fashion is all about quiet luxury this season. AMI slayed with timeless tailoring and autumnal trench coats, perfect for channeling your inner boss lady while sipping pumpkin spice lattes. Hermès brought on the cozy vibes with long leather coats and chunky knits in a chic monochrome palette – think comfy meets couture. And Dior, oh Dior, Kim Jones dropped a collection inspired by ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev, giving us kaftans, turbans, and stage costumes fit for a modern-day ballerina queen.
Not-So-Quiet for the Rebellious Souls:
But don't think PFW was all beige and ballet flats. Balmain said "Hold my spiked Louboutins" with their first menswear show in years, serving up roses, red lips, polka dots, and sparkly tuxedos that would make even Rihanna do a double take. And then there's Rick Owens, the goth godfather himself. His show was low-key... in his Paris atelier, but the clothes? Anything but. Think sky-high platforms, pagoda shoulders, and rubber boots so bizarre they'd make Lady Gaga jealous. Trust me, this collection was a meme waiting to happen.
Celebs, Celebs, and More Celebs:
PFW ain't complete without the star power, and this year was no different. KidSuper scored major points by making Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho strut the runway (imagine the TikTok potential!). Loewe, the celebrity magnet, had actors Jamie Dornan and Nicholas Hoult chilling front row, while Louis Vuitton's Western-themed show brought Bradley Cooper and Mumford & Sons to the party. But the coolest A-lister invites went to Yohji Yamamoto, who had cult director Wim Wenders and "Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus walk the runway, with football icon Zinedine Zidane cheering them on. Talk about a squad!
So, there you have it, Seattle! Men's PFW was a rollercoaster of quiet luxury, audacious rebellion, and enough celeb sightings to fill a Golden Globe's cha-cha red carpet line. Remember, fashion is all about expressing yourself, whether you're a cozy Audrey or a rebellious Zendaya. So go forth, slay your style, and make Seattle proud!
Peace out, Seattle!
- Ellora, your NFM runway queen
P.S. Don't forget to follow us on Insta @nfmmag for all the behind-the-scenes PFW fun!