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The new frontiers of men's elegance

Menswear specialists are confirming that, from lace to the broken suit, elegance in menswear is redefining its codes and its vocabulary, in favour of a fantasy that flouts traditional boundaries.

 At Bischoff Textil (Fabrics, 5L11), embroideries and prints turn to geometric or fancy designs on denim, jersey and wool. Applied as precious finishings or in all-over designs, embroideries don’t hesitate to play on volume in quilted embroideries that provide unexpected 3D effects.

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Creativity is also carving out the lion’s share at Solstiss (Fabrics, 5H2) for live-wire menswear that likes to think outside the box, freely borrowing from the secrets of seductive womenswear. The proof is in the jackets in all-over lace and the ethereally transparent shirtings on offer from the Parisian lace-maker that are all the rage on the runways, proposing day-to-night looks.

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Joseph H. Clissold (Fabrics, 6L25), specialists in classic elegance for over a century, meets the challenge of combining sobriety and fantasy thanks to the broken suit, unanimously popular with younger and trendier customers. With 100% Merino wool proposals that could not be more classic, the coordination possibilities offered by the broken suit are virtually endless: plays on nuances of solid colours in pants combined with plaid or striped jackets, the free association of colours and motifs in broken suits turn personalisation into the new keys of masculine elegance, lending a new youthfulness to classic looks. Amazingly creative.

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Menswear specialist, come and discover the SHIGOTO PROJECT L’ÉCLAIREUR X PREMIÈRE VISION, Hall 6 – Première Vision Manufacturing – at the special-event area, 16-18 February 2016 at Première Vision Paris.