paris: saint laurent a/w 2015 men's collection

© saint laurent - paris sessions - a/w 2015

held in the marais area of town, saint laurent's a/w 2015 men's collection may have been the very last show of the fashion circus, it certainly was one of the most coveted tickets. the setting, scaffolding of industrial steel and a four-tier stage in solemn black, was in perfect unison with the catwalk show, creating a whole new space - well, sort of - and atmosphere within the existing venue. now, that's pretty clever. with some of the biggest names in the fashion and entertainment galaxy sitting front row, the show kicked off spectacularly with a moving mis-en-scene in which a back-lit glass cube slowly slid opened and revealed the first of a string of lanky models to walk on a soundtrack of french rock.

no, creative director hedi slimane's obsession with the genre hasn't diminished a bit, and the runway looks clearly proved it. subtitled paris sessions, the silhouette is still decidedly skinny, featuring sleek tailored jackets [as in leather jackets, and just jackets], a mix of slim-cut jeans and leather equivalents, sturdy pointed-toe footwear, matching accessories, all in black. the collection included some off-beat pieces, such as an eye-popping fluffly pink men's coat, that seemed to be added for sheer decadence. shown here are seven looks from saint laurent's a/w 2015 men's collection that we particularly like.

© saint laurent - paris sessions - a/w 2015