PARIS – Japanese designer Fumito Ganryu launched his Spring/Summer 2020 men’s collection in Paris on Tuesday with an abundance of 90s acid colors and relaxed tailoring.
Ganryu, who launched his career in fashion as a pattern maker for Junya Watanabe at iconic label Comme des Garçons, where he worked for 10 years, presented his conceptual wear at his second show in Paris, following his debut in Jan earlier this year.
In 2007, he was given the opportunity to design a diffusion line for Comme des Garçons and his attention to detail and comfortable yet stylish designs got him noticed.
For his Spring/Summer 2020 collection, models strutted the catwalk in his trademark wearable pieces.
Bermuda shorts in an array of different colors: from neutral tones to bright, fluorescent yellows and oranges, took pride of place.
Layered over the shorts, the men wore loose poncho-style tops, in a bias cut, wide boat neck and hood on stripey blue and white, and red and white fabrics, with a decidedly nautical aesthetic.
The board shorts and ponchos were paired with chunky tech sandals and socks.
The beachy look was finished off with straw hats with black sashes.
As well as the shorts, sarongs in black with cyan blue and a mauve tie-dye effect paired with silk shirts in a pink ombre stood out.
As with his previous offering at Men’s Fashion Week, there were plenty of urban-inspired items, loose hoodies, and festival rain macs featuring a leafy tropical print.
Also on the runway on Tuesday, was Spain Palomo with his trademark kookiness and androgynous flair.
Among the highlights for Men’s Fashion Week, which runs from June 18-23, is the normcore minimalism of Acne Studios and Valentino on Wednesday, the also Japanese Yohji Yamamoto and his avant-guard tailoring alongside the technology-driven Issey Miyake on Thursday.
Friday, Junya Watanabe, who like Ganryu trained under Comme des Garçons, and the German minimalism of Jil Sander will take to the catwalk.
Saturday’s highlights include Spanish fashion house Loewe, and leather and luxury goods specialist Hermès.
The last day of fashion week will see the offbeat spirit of Kenzo’s designs, and Rynshu, renowned for its quirky shows, close the event.