Epic Blazers and Rainbow Brights: The Best of Men’s Fashion Week in Paris

From double breasted blazers to rainbow bright colors -- the best from the spring men's collections direct from Paris.

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Louis Vuitton Spring 2012: This is the first season that designer Kim Jones took helm of the Louis Vuitton men's line (he is still supervised by Marc Jacobs.) An Englishman traveling to Africa served as inspiration for the collection.
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Louis Vuitton Spring 2012
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Lanvin Spring 2012: Alber Elbaz pulled from the rainbow for inspiration for this electric collection, which focuses on suiting and leather.
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Lanvin Spring 2012
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Kris Van Assche Spring 2012: Kris Van Assche riffed on the classic suit with this collection putting out a sleek but minimalist collection.
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Kris Van Assche Spring 2012
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Yves Saint Lauren Spring 2012: Designer Stefano Pilati pulled from YSL's rich archives, emphasizing the safari look for spring.
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Yves Saint Laurent Spring 2012
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Valentino Spring 2012: While the Valentino women's label may be known for femininity and red carpet glamour, this men's collection is all about minimalism and a monochromatic color scheme.
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Valentino Spring 2012
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Thom Browne Spring 2012: Tailored basics were complemented this season at Thom Browne with theatrical elements like pearls and fringe.
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Thom Browne Spring 2012
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Raf Simons Spring 2012: Bold colors and space age silhouettes permeated Raf Simons' latest men's collection.
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Raf Simons Spring 2012
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3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2012: Ombre and oversized silhouettes were the name of the game at Phillip Lim this season.
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3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2012
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Paul Smith Spring 2012: Paul Smith is known for his suiting and tailoring. This season he slimmed down the silhouette and brought in some pops of orange and leopard for shock value.
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Paul Smith Spring 2012
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Balmain Spring 2012: Christophe Decarnin's former assistant Olivier Rousteing has taken over at the label. Tux jackets, biker vests and printed jeans feel like classic Decarnin.
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Balmain Spring 2012
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Balenciaga Spring 2012: It is all about the suit this season at Balenciaga -- done in mohair, with two-button jackets. Nicolas Ghesquière also experimented with color blocking.
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Balenciaga Spring 2012
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Junya Watanabe Spring 2012: This collection takes its cues from farms and the American heartland. Junya also experimented with tech fabrics.
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Junya Watanabe Spring 2012
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Hermès Spring 2012: Pajamas are chic? Véonique Nichanian seems to think so, he sent them down the runway at the ultimate purveyor of luxury Hermès this season.
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Hermès Spring 2012
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Alexander Wang Spring 2012: Fresh from his nomination in the CFDA Swarovski category for menswear Alexander Wang put out a collection of mostly sportswear in black, navy and khaki colors.
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Alexander Wang Spring 2012
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Kenzo Spring 2012: It is all about bright colors and tropical prints this season at Kenzo -- the type of clothes you could imagine a refined gentleman wearing on the Riviera.
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Kenzo Spring 2012
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Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2012: This season is all about transparency, oversize suiting and rolled straight legged pants.
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Maison Martin Margiela Spring 2012
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Dries Van Noten Spring 2012: Almost everything in this collection is waterproof. Dries was thinking about masculine rugged pursuits this season, like hunting and fishing. The result includes a lot of layering.
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Dries Van Noten Spring 2012
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Dior Homme Spring 2012: Kris Van Assche put out a mostly white collection at Dior, triumphing less is more.
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Dior Homme Spring 2012
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Comme des Garçons Spring 2012: Rei Kawakubo said this collection was about "tailoring for punks." English suiting elements like houndstooth mixed with Edwardian fare.
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Comme des Garçons Spring 2012
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Mr by Roland Mouret Spring 2012: Roland Mouret is all about perfect tailoring and jolts of color this season.
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Mr by Roland Mouret Spring 2012
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Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2012: Take one part androgyny and one part rock and roll and you have this collection from Ann Demeulemeester.
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Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2012
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John Galliano Spring 2012: Without John Galliano at the helm, his long time associate, Bill Gaytten, has stepped in. It's hard to look at this collection and not see it as an ode to Galliano's personal style.
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John Galliano Spring 2012
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Givenchy Spring 2012: While Riccardo Tisci waits around for the impending Dior announcement (will he or won't he be taking over at the label) he turned out one of the most talked about collections at Paris men's fashion week inspired by birds of paradise.
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Givenchy Spring 2012
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