Whilst in Paris for the men’s fashion week, I decided to go and visit the Foundation Louis Vuitton.I am also exploring street style fashion for 2016 to understand where men are at when it comes to dressing well. I am not talking about when you walk out of a fashion show, for me, that is staged style and one I have had enough of.It does not reflect what the guys are really wearing anyway. The beauty in spotting street style is that I must keep an open mind as to what is being showcased is in real time and in any given setting. The Foundation Louis Vuitton is designed by renowned designer Frank Gehry, and in the midst of this impressive architectural structure, I spotted a tall outrageously super futuristic guy, who clearly was pushing the boundaries for menswear.
In my mind I thought, who has the balls to wear white in winter let alone from head to toe? I had to just go and seek out the story and the last thing I expected was to hear an American accent when I introduced myself. Welcome to 2016 street style. This is what is trending in New York and is showcased on the streets of Paris. Little did I know the man I was about to meet was described in Time magazine as Karim Rashid and they quoted the following: “Karim is the most famous industrial designer in all the Americas”.
Karim Rashid Industrial Designer
Karim Rashid is an industrial designer. His designs include luxury goods, furniture, lighting, surface design, brand identity and packaging. He has worked with huge companies such as Samsung.
In this interview Karim shares his view about how dated the fashion industry is regarding the marketing of menswear. He also explains how disconnected the designs are when it comes to a man’s lifestyle. Listen to what he has to say about the world of luxury and where he explains what is lacking for the consumer. It has to be one of the most exciting and informative interviews I have done in the last three years.
White Winter In Paris
Seeing any man in white for me is hardcore in the sense that this colour is just complicated when it comes to wearing it during the day. But to see a man choose to showcase his style in white and during winter, is what got my attention in the first place. Karim in his own words explains that he is Goliath and David at the same time, and he won’t conform to anyone let alone anything. Again, listen to his reasons why white is the new black for 2016.