The Art of Bundling Up
PARIS — With temperatures in the city below or near freezing last week, the scenes outside the men’s wear shows, which finished on Sunday, offered lessons in the art of dressing warmly.
Balaclavas covered lots of heads, and many bodies were draped in long overcoats. The most exciting coats offered glimpses of their wearers’ personality through patches, patterns or prints, like the brown, blue and red checks covering a certain Comme des Garçons overcoat spotted more than once. And pink, which was in abundance on the streets in Milan, reappeared in Paris, though in softer, less saturated tones that suggested it could be as versatile as navy, beige or any other neutral.
With these two, it was all about how the multicolor quilt-like print of the jacket, left, and the light and dark shades of the plaid skirt clashed (in a good way).