For Parisian Flair, here are our top looks to #RockItForRacing from Men’s Paris Fashion Week SS20

Although the designers have paired some of the looks with sneakers and t-shirts, don’t forget some enclosures require smart shoes, collared shirt and tie.

 

Berluti

A colour palette to suit all tastes and all racing festivals from zesty orange and yellow, royal purple and blue to muted browns and greys.  

Muted in this collection is not toning down – look closely to see shadow writing of Berluti’s heritage scritto motif on the fabric. The scritto motif also trims the trouser of the patina suit and adorns the parka coat.

Diamond sculpted Alessandro shoe is given a pop of colour to match the suits whilst a three buckle monk shoe makes its debut (shown with the pin-stripe suit above).

Imagery courtesy of Karla Otto PR.

U.Mi-1

The Mood Indigo collection celebrates the indigo hand dying process from Northern Nigeria – a 500-year-old tradition that unfortunately is under threat from the realities of modern commerce and the rise in synthetic materials.

Fabrics include ‘adire’ (Nigerian wax dye) embroidered linens – great for Glorious Goodwood and Newmarket’s July Festival.

Imagery courtesy of U.Mi-1.

French Deal

The brand creates the link between urban spirit, black culture and, in this collection, African elegance of the Baoule people.

The cropped trousers and short suits give a cool airy feel, perfect for the hot weather and those racing festivals allowing smart tailored shorts to be worn.

Imagery courtesy of Autrement PR.

Enami

Passionate about motorbikes, this season emulates the technical and robust qualities of regular racers’ outfits on softer suit fabrics. Rubber knee and elbow sliders adorn a sartorial pin-stripe suit whilst the biker’s kneepad outline is stitched on to a shiny silver suit.

Jewellery by Thismx who used automotive steel and electronic pieces.

Probably too much of a biker slick for the top horseracing enclosures.

Imagery courtesy of Autrement PR.

Off White c/o Virgil Abloh

This season Virgil Abloh collaborated with New York artist Futura (aka Lenny McGurr) to incorporate his vivid spray strokes and sleekly alien Pointman figure on to the suits resulting in a fresh youthful look right for the hot summer racing days.

Images credits: © Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh.

Marni

A study in clashes, the uneven harmony of mixing opposite worlds and jumbling it all together. Suits range from the more traditional dapper block colour and checks, to the over the top patchwork. The patchwork gives the suit a more casual look and would be best in the enclosures with a more relaxed dress code.

Imagery courtesy of Karla Otto PR.

Talking Italian

Travelling to Milan Fashion Week,  Marcelo Burlon’s County of Milan goes Italian techno where tailoring meets cycling. He pairs cycling shorts with blazers which is a  no-no for the races in any enclosure, but his unstructured double breasted suit with wide leg trousers in a dazzling blue vinyl coated cotton would be a winning yes-yes at racing festivals such as Aintree’s Grand National, Newcastle’s Northumberland Plate and Ayr’s Gold Cup.

Burlon adds a pop of colour to the black suit with a neon pink stripe down the side of the trouser leg and one side of the blazer.

But the overall winner of the race is the alternative yellow suit (a colour that every Tour de France cyclists strives for) with its black stripe – Remember to swap the tops for a collared shirt and tie and the trainers for smart shoes.

Imagery courtesy of Karla Otto PR.

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