Paris Fashion Week: The Best Spring-Summer 2022 Looks From Dior, Loewe And More
After a powerful showing from Prada, Fendi and Zegna among others in Italy, these fashion houses keep up the momentum with impressive spring-summer 2022 menswear collections at Paris Fashion Week.
Since 2017, American rapper Travis Scott has been injecting his record label, Cactus Jack's brand into cultural consciousness through his wildly successful Astroworld and Jackboys album, as well as ventures into flavoured schnapps and a shoe collaboration with Nike. This year, he takes Cactus Jack to a whole new level in working with Kim Jones to create the Cactus Jack Dior menswear collection.
Dior's iconic imagery is given an exhilarating makeover with the Cactus Jack character and topography of Scott's hometown of Houston. Even the Dior Oblique motif is reworked to spell out 'Jack'.
Virgil Abloh's spring-summer 2022 menswear collection is a visual representation of the creative director's musings. At once a conversation about the influence and appropriation of black culture, the global evolution of style and culture as well as an homage to filmmaking, stemming from his affinity for the movie,The Lone Wolf and Cub.
A veritable explosion of creativity, discover looks crafted with '90s jersey designs and tracksuits bottoms paired with Asian-inspired streamlined silhouettes and cinematic pieces, including padded vests and billowing skirts. Abloh pays special attention to accessories, from snapbacks and sunglasses to an exciting reinvention of the Nike Air Force 1 sneakers.
"This presentation is all about the power and the beauty of self-expression and about escaping and coming together as one to celebrate our creativity. I have always been inspired by music and by its ability to transport your mind—how it can connect you with times, places and people beyond boundaries," says creative director Riccardo Tisci.
Indeed, this Universal Passport collection is a dynamic and daring exploration of individuality and freedom. Non-conforming silhouettes, from exaggerated shoulder pads and sleeveless, halter necklines and black leather detailing, are paired with abstract prints and accessorised with rebellious faux piercing accessories.
Inspired by German-born, New York-based contemporary artist, Florian Krewer, Anderson's spring-summer 2022 collection is charged with the electrifying energy of hedonistic night outs. A colour palette of unclean whites, chalky pinks and purples with night-dark blacks are splashed on kitschy coats, parkas, cargo shorts and co-ords. Trousers are made from rope in acrylic colourways and accessories are a chaotic exploration of proportion and neon colours, with folded boots and micro-sized bumbags.