vestments fall winter 2020 Paris fashion week
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Elizabeth Pantaleo / Nowfashion

Following the likes of Dior Homme and Junya Watanabe, both of whom unwrapped their respective PFW presentations earlier today, Vetements displayed its Fall/Winter 2020 line-up against a two-tone hallway wall. As with all house offerings, an assemblage of high-fashion luxury codes spill over and crash up amongst one another, relaying a narrative that speaks volume, though in a way not all understand. That in itself is a trait admired by industry insiders and outside onlookers alike.

Elizabeth Pantaleo / Nowfashion

Elizabeth Pantaleo / Nowfashion

A progressive timeline hitting everything from early-70s mod culture to tech-infused sportswear, featured fits not only call attention to a stream of sartorial styles, but often combined multiple initiatives within the same ensemble. One model was spotted wearing a military-style trench overtop a zipped tracksuit, while another juxtaposed a shearling-lined aviator jacket against a two-piece denim set.

Elizabeth Pantaleo / Nowfashion

Elizabeth Pantaleo / Nowfashion

Conceptually in line with former Demna Gvasalia-led collections, the label still shocks and awes with its contrasting approach to craftsmanship. Some looks, for instance, practice conservative restraint, highlighted in those sporting austere suiting options. Others broach styling with an air of eclecticism, as seen in several boxy silhouette shapes, cinched waist buckles and kitschy phrase texts, including “Gvasalia for President” and “No Social Media Thank You.” Vetements often cites the use of accessories, however, pares back its use to a degree. Notable accoutrements include thigh-high leather boots, fold-over clutches and chain links, to name but a few.

Meanwhile, in other fashion news, Dior paid homage to Judy Blame in new Fall/Winter 2020 collection.