The Common team was in Paris for Men's Fashion Week, attending fashion shows, trade shows, showrooms, and after-parties.
Tuesday, January 20, 2016
Paris Fashion Week Kick Off Party, Off-White Afterparty Hosted By Virgil Abloh
Performances by A$ap Nast and Virgil Abloh
Streets of Paris
Designer & DJ Virgil Abloh and fashion icon Ian Connor
Fashion Week launched with a huge rager thrown by Virgil Abloh in celebration of his Off-White show and Paris Men's Fashion Week. Big names were in attendance such as Ian Connor, Heron Preston. Guillermo Andrade, amongst many others. A$ap Nast performed while Virgil was on deck all night.
Wednesday, January 21, 2016
Rick Owens Fashion Show, Vlone Pop-Up, Visions Party
Performance by Virgil Abloh
Models lined up showcasing the new Vlone collection
Vlone designer A$AP Bari
A$ap Rocky at the Vlone Pop Up
Model Joe Ward at the Visions party
Model Jack Laver at the Visions Party
Model Sonny Hall at the Visions Party
We kicked off Wednesday by attending the Rick Owens Autumn Winter 16 show, featuring the eye-catching, flowing purple fur jacket, among other elegant pieces.
Streetwear brand, Vlone, hosted a pop-up to reveal their new collection, featuring camo tees and pants in green, orange and blue, with orange graphics blazoned across the front, and the iconic V on the back. Ian Connor, Virgil Abloh and A$ap Rocky attended the show, which spotlighted a short film preceding the presentation of the clothing.
Subsequently, Virgil Abloh DJ’d at the Visions party, a hot and sweaty turn up covered in a haze of smoke, attended by various big-name models and fashion figures.
Thursday, January 22, 2016
3.Paradis Show, Titty Twister Party
On Thursday, the Common team attended the 3.Paradis show, featuring garments from their Autumn Winter 2016 collection titled ‘Rusted Mirrors’ based around the concept of the passage of time, drawing inspiration from punk and martial arts cultures. The unofficial afterparty was held at Titty Twister in the center of Paris. Travi$ Scott, Virgil Abloh, Julz, Rhuigi, Guillermo Andrade, Ronnie Fieg, Guillaume Philibert from Filling Pieces, Macharia Brian from Dope Chef, Raymond and Emeric the designers from 3.Paradis, and many others. The club was heated, and the party went on well after sunrise.
Friday, January 23, 2016
Capsule Trade Show, Palm Angels Fashion Show, Appointments
Models standing together at the Palm Angels fashion show
The Capsule Trade Show opened on the 23rd, featuring up-and-coming and established brands from all over the world such as Rhude, Homme Boy, Doc Martens, and more. Buyers from all over the world were present alongside the Common team. We attended the Palm Angels fashion show, showcasing an array of new pieces for Autumn Winter 2016. It’s an up-and-coming brand, based out of Los Angeles California, based off of the skating scene in and around Venice Beach.
Saturday, January 24, 2016
M+RC Noir Fuck Fashion Week Party, Marcelo Burlon Showroom,
Performance by Section Boyz
Section Boyz performing at the Fuck Fashion Week party
London group Section Boyz
Vlone designer A$ap Bari crowdsurfing the mosh pit
Marche Noir Paris hosted one of the most hectic parties of the week in collaboration with Faces + Places and D-Tour, featuring a performance by London group: Section Boyz. It kicked off around 3 am, and the mosh pit was full of pushing, shoving and crowdsurfing. Sonny Hall lost a tooth, and blood and broken bottles were splattered and scattered around the club.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Represent Fashion Show, ADYN Showroom, Nid de Guepes Showroom, 424 Showroom
Spectators at the Represent Fashion Show
Represent A/W 16
Represent A/W 16
Ian Connor outside 424 showroom
Sunday, we visited the Represent fashion show and the 424 Showroom. The new Represent collection features some impressive new pieces in oversized silhouettes such as camo jackets, ponchos, amongst others. The 424 showroom featured their new Autumn Winter 2016 gear, sporting a primarily black color palette, and many different jackets, pants and graphic tees, as well as hoodies.
It was a very successful trip, and we look forward to bringing the new brands we picked up back to Ottawa!