Paris Fashion Week Men's: focus on Off-White

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The 2020 fall-winter Off-White show for the Paris Men's Fashion Week

The second day of the Paris Men's Fashion Week was marked by the Off-White runway show and the return of its designer Virgil Abloh, who was absent from the label's last event in the French capital. By Natalia Grgona of Paris Modes TV.

Suits, ruched shirts and brand-name prints were thick on the ground in the latest collection by Virgil Abloh's brand. The designer was once again present at the runway event to showcase his 2020 winter collection, following a six-month retreat from work commitments due to fatigue.

On the catwalk, there were double-breasted suits, leather outfits with circular cut-outs, ruched shirts and long flowing overcoats. In all, a well-finished collection in warm colors with desirable silhouettes, which received copious applause from a stylishly turned-out front row.

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