The International Herald Tribune reports in this morning with a review of the Paris mens spring 09 collections commenting on the “volume and graphics” of accessories that looked to serve a purposed of more importance this runway season. “…And, as Paul Smith put it pragmatically backstage before his show, the focus on accessories – scarves, colorful belts and shoes – had a practical purpose as the financial clouds gather. A small purchase can give a fillip to a wardrobe, if strapped-for-cash men pass on a new suit.”

Read Suzy Menkes full report at

What To Read Next