Pig and dog heads among talking points at Paris men's fashion week

Models present creations by Julien David for the Fall/Winter 2018/2019 collection as part of the Paris men's Fashion Week on Jan 17, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - Thigh-high Ugg boots and giving the boot to sexual harassment were among the talking points as Paris men's fashion week ended on Sunday.

Last week, the fashion industry had its Harvey Weinstein moment with allegations that two star photographers had harassed and assaulted models.

Julien David, Walter Van Beirendonck and Comme des Garcons caught the air of the times by putting dog, pig and dinosaur heads on their models.

French brand Etudes took a stand against US President Donald Trump by using the New York Times' "The Truth is Hard" slogan on its clothes to support media outlets he has accused of "fake news".

Elsewhere, tartan and check ran through three quarters of the Paris collections.

From street style brands like Facetasm and Andrea Crews to White Mountaineering, Henrik Vibskov, Sacai, Agnes b, Thom Browne and the romantic classicism of Alexander McQueen, a tartan army was on the march.

Rare too was the show last week that did not have a model holding a manbag, swinging a sack or shoulder bag slung nonchalantly over one arm.

Whether it is the influence of the television series Peaky Blinders or to man-up more fey androgynous looks, robust boots walked all over every other form of footwear on the catwalk.

Dr Martens were omnipresent with even Dior paying homage with its own versions of the work boots.

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