6.17.2011

JPONFASHIONSPEED GOES TO S/S 2012 MEN'S PARIS FASHION WEEK

Just a couple of days from now I will be in Paris once again to watch the S/S 2012 Menswear shows. But this time it's gonna be much much insane compared to last year since I will be attending more shows, more presentations and more parties. So I guess Redbull is gonna be my best buddy from day one til my last day in Paris. It's gonna keep my eyes wide open just in case I spot a fashionista here and there. 

Anyway, I will also be representing several local publications aside from this blog. To keep you guys in the loop on what's fresh in Paris I will be blogging directly to Status Magazine's site. So stay tuned people for my blog entries! Don't worry I will do my best to spill all the juiciest stories fresh from Europe's fashion capital. 
Guys, if you're gonna be tramping around Paris next week make sure to look your best 'cause I'm gonna be snapparizing away! Who knows you might just end up on the pages of Go See or Metro's Style Spy or perhaps Garage's Street Snap. So make sure you're all made up. You never know when you're getting your extreme close-up! Make sure to get enough beauty rest honey! I'm sure you don't want those bags to appear! And if you're charming enough I might even consider taking you out to a fancy intimate dinner. I wonder where I can knock-off one of those black Amex! 

Back to Paris Men's Fashion Week. So far I've gotten 20 confirmed invitations from some of my favorite labels like Juun.J, Gustavo Lins, Boris Bidjan Saberi, Henrik Vibskov, Bernhard Willhelm, Wooyoungmi, Miharayasuhiro, Songzio and Damir Doma and a couple from established and well-respected labels like Martin Margiela and Issey Miyake. I mean I totally prefer all the small and obscure labels just because they're more honest and organic in terms of their design concepts than those bigger fashion label conglomerates where the management dictates the designers on what to make. But don't get me wrong. I would die to watch a Lanvin, Givenchy or a Comme Des Garcons show anytime. But sadly those shows are just tough to get into. You need to be a. a Japanese b. a Japanese and c. a Japanese to get VIP treatment. I'm sure you get the picture by now. Last year, I was fortunate enough to watch some of my favorite designers like Dior Homme, Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto, Dries Van Noten and Ann Demeulemeester. Hopefully, this year I'd be given another opportunity to watch all these awesome shows again! The inspiration you get from the shows and from the people around you is just priceless. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I am just thankful that I am able to experience it myself. 

On another note I am just ecstatic to inform you guys that most of the Japanese designers that showed last year will still be participating again even after the tsunami tragedy. Great, great news! The Japanese are indeed resilient! Even before I knew in my heart that the Japanese people would be able to recover from this tragic experience sooner than expected. Although, I have to admit that a few months ago I was a bit pessimistic. I thought they will be ditching the shows to focus on building their nation. But I guess showing in Paris sort of affirms Japan's road to speedy recovery! But frankly I'm glad that everything turned out in my favor. I have always adored Japanese designers. They're just plain brilliant! I mean who doesn't want to see Julius, Yamamoto, Watanabe, Comme Des Garcons and the like. Paris Fashion Week will certainly not be the same without the Japanese designers. Japanese designers have always been a step ahead of everybody. I wonder if there's going to be a large number of Japanese buyers and editors this year. I guess I will have to wait and see. 

Again, I want to take this opportunity to thank all my readers for ceaselessly supporting me. I will do my best to live up to all your expectations. I promise to blog regularly from now on. 

Stay tuned for more S/S 2012 MEN'S PARIS FASHION WEEK!!!