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Buyers Laud Paris’ New Elegance

PARIS — The fashion herds, it seems, are galloping toward higher ground — and possibly stamping out the hoodie along the way. Buyers at the men’s shows in the French capital applauded the move to more polished looks, noting a frenzy for suit jackets.
Not completely on the out, meanwhile, sportswear is being refined and redefined, allowing everyone to take a breather from logos, which slipped by the wayside.
“We’ve been living a sportswear-centric world summed up in cotton and nylon; this week we have turned the page to wool and leather,” noted Justin Berkowitz, men’s fashion director for Bloomingdale’s.
The hunt for elegance may have commenced, but that doesn’t necessarily mean tamer territory, and buyers sniffed out a new animal trend including python, leopard and zebra patterns. Outerwear is still a focus, with the multiplication of options including brighter colored coats.
The Dior show’s futuristic conveyor belt, which moved models slowly down the runway, topped the list of buyers’ favorite venues. They also cited Celine’s perch on the Place de la Concorde — affording views of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe as well as the ornate Opéra Garnier.
Dior also topped the list of favorite collections, while Ami, Celine, Valentino and Dries

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