Paris designers have showcased casually luxurious outfits to take men from the boardroom to the bedroom, proving that dressing down has never been so chic.
The displays by Emanuel Ungaro and Shawn Collins were a welcome alternative to the glut of suits seen on the catwalks this season.
French designer Franck Boclet, now in his second season at Ungaro, loosened up the silhouette with dressing gown coats layered with long cashmere or fur shawls and tied with a slim cord.
"I'm going for a bohemian chic effect," he said "The silhouette is elegant and different, that of a man who is slightly more mature, a bit more of a dandy and a bit more offbeat."
Though the looks were influenced by the gypsy style of Sarajevo-born filmmaker Emir Kusturica, the effect was sober and modern.
Coats were stripped of their lining for ease, but deep slits in front meant you could easily reach your trouser pockets. Pants were either flowing and loose or high-waisted and slim.
Boclet introduced several new signature effects, including U-shaped pockets and zipper attachments - a subtle way to signal a designer label without having it written on your sleeve.
At Shawn Collins, some of the models looked like they had just stepped out of bed. Knit tracksuit bottoms and chunky slipper socks were inspired by lazy Sundays spent reading the paper.
"I'm just trying to address the issue of modern dressing," Collins said before the show. "I don't really know anyone that wears a suit anymore." (AP)
1. glut n.
供應過度 (gong1 ying4 guo4 du4)
例: There was a glut of bottle blondes at the audition.
2. silhouette n.
款式 (kuan3 shi4)
例: It is important to consider the silhouette when choosing an outfit.
3. dandy n.
時髦的男子 (shi2 mao2 de5 nan2 zi3)，花花公子 (hua1 hua1 gong1 zi3)
例: Uncle Henry always struck me as a bit of a dandy.
4. gypsy n.
吉普賽人 (ji2 pu3 sai4 ren2)
例: My immediate family is decended from gypsies.
bohemian chic 波西米亞風
Phrases with the word chic are often used to describe trends in the fashion industry. For example Kate Moss became famous whilst heroin chic was all the rage.
Bohemian chic, also called boho chic, is created by layering clothes and mixing fabrics. The look is inspired by the hippie scene from the 1970s. Volume and length are key features, as are accessories such as chunky belts and bangles. Tunics and sandals are also par for the course.
「bohemian chic」也有人說是「boho chic」是一種多層次混搭的風格，受到一九七Ｏ年代嬉皮的影響，波浪皺褶和長度是重點特色，配件則以寬皮帶和手鐲為主，長罩杉和涼鞋也是此風格的基本搭配。
May: I've no idea what I'm going to wear to Lisa's party!
Mags: Well, boho chic is in right now.
May: Really? I just chucked out all my peasant skirts and tunics from my trip to India!
Mags: What a shame!
May: Well, I guess I'd better go shopping then.
chuck out 扔掉
To chuck out (something), or to chuck (something) out, means to dispose of it. It is also possible to chuck (someone) out of a place.
「chuck out (something)」或「chuck (something) out」表示把這個東西丟掉；這個片語也可以用在人身上，「chuck (someone) out」表示把某人從某處打發走。
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