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The ‘Say What?’ Moments from Men’s Paris Fashion Week

Men’s fashion continues to keep people guessing. Designers at Men’s Fashion Week in Paris (Jan. 21-25) fearlessly pushed the envelope and made headlines——both good and cringe inducing——with gender-bending designs, frontal nudity, anti-terrorism messages and a series of offensive statements that ended one prominent business relationship. (We’re talking about you, A.P.C. designer Jean Touitou.)

Catch up on the controversies that sent Twitter into a frenzy.

Rick Owens’ Full Frontal Nudity Bares All At Paris Men’s Fashion Week
“The show largely included Owen’s typical and more modest drapery collection of outfits in dark colors and loose silhouettes that most critics focused on, showing extreme restraint. That’s understandable given the difficulty finding much to say about the “flesh flash” robes worn by five of the models featuring peepholes displaying full frontal nudity that–unsurprisingly–caught most of the attention.” Read the full article at Forbes.

Timberland Cuts Ties with A.P.C. Over Founder’s Racist Comments
“VF Corp.-owned Timberland has terminated its collaboration with French brand A.P.C. after its founder/designer Jean Touitou repeatedly use the n-word during the brand’s Fall ’15 menswear show in Paris this week.” Read the full article at Vamp.

‘Stop Terrorising Our World’ is Message on the Paris Catwalk
“The message sent down the catwalk on the first day of Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday highlighted the lingering trauma in the French capital two weeks on from the Islamist attacks it suffered.” Read more at The Straits Times.

The Week Men Went Unisex in Paris
“At the Paris men’s collections, suits and silk belied some handsome looks. But with toga-like draping, the standout looks of the week brilliantly blurred gender lines.” Read the full article at The Daily Beast.