Let's begin with Hermès. For 25 years design genius Veronique Nichanian has reigned supreme at Hermes Homme, so it's no surprise she knows exactly what men want to wear. There are no show tricks, no stunts and - even more enjoyable in an over saturated world - no celebrities. When the clothing is so utterly beautiful, you don't need any distractions. The product on the runway speaks for itself.

Paris Men’s Fashion Week day 4: bring out the big guns

To captivate a rapidly expanding younger audience we saw sports-luxe tops and pants in high-tech fabric paired with sneakers; and crocodile skin bomber jackets layered over perfectly cut tailoring in the most beautiful fabrics known to man.

Paris Men’s Fashion Week day 4: bring out the big guns

The Hermès collection was undeniably chic and youthful, while appealing to men of every age. Achieving this is no mean feat, so bravo!

Paris Men’s Fashion Week day 4: bring out the big guns

Followed by Dior, the house celebrated the 70th anniversary of Christian Dior's New Look as well as the 10-year anniversary of Mr Van Assche at Dior Homme. It made sense that the opening look would pay respect to that incredible heritage. 

Paris Men’s Fashion Week day 4: bring out the big guns

A black, slim and sculpted blazer stole the show. The focus of their S/S '18 collection was deconstruction and reconstruction, so the blazer showed up multiple variations, such as a long summer coat, backless or sleeveless gilet and a new bias-cut tailcoat. Accessorised with short shorts, these looks felt undeniably youthful and fresh.

Paris Men’s Fashion Week day 4: bring out the big guns

In addition to the exquisite tailoring, the accessories really stole the show. Bold, logo-bearing ribbons hung around the models necks and tied to wrists, while graphics of hoodie-wearing mean featured on backpacks. There was even something for the sneaker fanatics out there: we're calling it the next It-shoe. At times preppy and boyish, this is one coming-of-age collection we can't wait to get our hands on. 

Paris Men’s Fashion Week day 4: bring out the big guns