BUYER’S LOG | Paris SS18 Preview

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Parisian summers are easily some of the best in the world and our recent trip with for Men’s Market Week was no exception. Beautiful weather, great food, drinks and some strong showings from HAVEN’s staple brands featured here in this entry of the Buyer’s Log.

First was a visit to Sato-san and the SasquatchFabrix. crew.

Summer colours from SasquatchFabrix.

We always pay a visit to visvim’s Paris showroom to catch up with friends, and get a glimpse of what to expect when we visit later in Tokyo.

GIANT Social Sculpture! Photos can’t capture the scale or do these monsters justice. Rumour has it visvim designer Hiroki Nakamura himself models both of these in visvim’s latest lookbook.

Lunch at Abri Soba. Poitrine de canard (Duck Breast) Soba was the unanimous pick.

Junya Watanabe had a tall order if they wanted to top last seasons runway, we were confident they could deliver.

Carhartt collaborations make a return, this season with an all over paint splatter design.

Tak from Blends LA had the street photographers flocking with this look. Check out those boots!

Mr. James Oliver of New Order Mag and Arthur.

First day down, time to drink with friends at Richer.

Up next Undercover… crazy graphics this season including prints from the recently established subline Undercover Records.

All these keychains are separate pieces, but the showroom had them all on one to show you how to maximize belt utility.

Arthur readying for the communist revolution.

Miyashita-san and colleagues planning something big at TheSoloist showroom.

The brothers Chmielewski with Miyashita-san.

Lunch at Classico Argentino, some dope empanadas and a rare photo of the full HAVEN buying team.

Sacai’s runway show was abuzz with celebrities and the who’s who of the fashion world. Both the men’s and women’s collections had strong showings. Chitose Abe’s signature style was ever present in the collection, which featured multi layered looks and original all over print patterns.

Front row was the newly crowned 2017 NBA MVP Russell Westbrook decked out head to toe in Sacai.

Up next the Junya Watanabe showroom…Insanity! These jackets were made from deconstructed backpacks by North Face and British brand Karrimor.

adidas always has a crazy installation at their showroom for Men’s Fashion week.

Consortium’s reworked logo and design inspiration.

Dinner at Frenchies is amazing!

Sacai is up next.

Had to stop and take a pic of this Parisian Pup. Just look at this guy!

Last appointment of the trip was with our friends at Hender Scheme. Ryo continues to hone his craft, showing off some of the best leather homewares and goods the brand has become so renowned for.

New silhouette: the UFO.

Beers and brasseries to finish off any successful buying trip with fellow Canadians. No doubt we’re talking some nonsense in this picture.

James letting us know exactly what he thinks of this picture.

More recaps from Tokyo and NYC coming soon.

-Trevor