The verdict is in! Our own editor Lou Stoppard has been attending the Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collections in Paris, and she’s written critiques of the shows, all available on the Collections page. So far, Stoppard has reviewed shows from day one including Carven, Walter van Beirendonck, and Raf Simons.
Of Raf Simons, which created a big stir by forcing spectators to stand, Stoppard writes: ‘The lack of rows, coupled with the lack of catwalk- models simply weaved their way through us following rough duct tape guidelines- create an odd sense of intimacy, that same frisson and excitement that comes from any crowded room… as if it wasn’t enough to take our seating away, Simons also made photography near impossible by filling the space with dark, unsettling red lint. For a crowd that loves nothing more than a swift Instagram snap, this was a bold move’