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Afp a chill wind of economic reality blew into the fourday paris men's fashion shows winding up sunday as designers went Louis Vuitton Shoes for the wearable to weather recessionary times for autumn/winter 2009/2010.

Like the crowds of almost universally blackclad fashionistas attending the 46 catwalk presentations, bleak black emerged as the outstanding colour through the long designer frenzy held on the heels of the milan men's shows.

"There is more meaning than usual,"Said jeanjacques picart, 60something consultant for the world most powerful luxury firm, lvmh, plus a bevy of other brands. "There is creativity here, but the real world too has been taken into account. "

Consciously slumming it or not, topend luxury house louis vuitton unveiled its collection in the downatheel district housing the onetime paris morgue, recently converted into an arthouse as part of a rehabilitation scheme.

Funky woolly caps and sneakers signed by rapper kanye west watching in the front row gave vuitton's finely crafted and highlytechnical tailoring a downmarket streetwear style appropriate to times of doom and gloom.

Known for his love of ethnic designs, fine fabrics and layering, designer darling dries van noten this week moved on to graphic cuts, sturdy materials and a clearer silhouette in suits and coats with belted waists.

Another big classical name, the house of ungaro, possibly looking at a wider market, discarded the elegant straight trousers or pants with tucks that once epitomised a banker's elegance.

Like many designers showing this season in paris, ungaro's franck boclet instead went for leghugging tight pants(And jeans)Sliced above the ankle, mixing and matching jackets and pants rarely throwing out monochrome suits.

Lanvin, also a watchword for elegance, avoided the black that dominated many shows in favour of a wide palette of dark but softer shades, but also shoved pants into laceup boots and thick woolly socks.

There was a barely a tie to be seen throughout the shows, but lanvin's lucas ossendrijver designed a woolly grey one that faded into oblivion with a woolly suit and coat in the same shade.

"You have to try to Cheap Louis Vuitton Bags be optimistic at the moment,"Said ossendrijver. "And you have to listen to what people need. "

Thick woolly garments, suggesting snug comfort amid the economic chill, featured in several of the paris shows, with japan's yohji yamamoto rolling out a huge long shapeless cardigan in thick knit over a huge almost as long shapeless sweater.

In far more elegant style came bright situp yellow knits in cashmere from luxury luggagemaker hermes which stuck to its classic narrow trousers, pleated narrow trousers, and even wide trousers for the fastdisappearing golden boys, or more statelyshaped bigwigs.

Pants looks set for a revolution, with that other icon of discreet elegance, yves saint laurent, ditching long trousers in favour of lowcrotch pants cut halfway down the calf and worn over leggings.

Wearing short pants over long pants or thick virile leggings popped up time and time again, with kenzo too tucking leggings into boots.

Dior meanwhile in a sharplined blackandwhite collection took a distinctive tack with wide wide baggy pants and flyaway stiff shawl collars on shirts.

"These are times in which to be optimistic and awaken people's desires, i mean should you take a pill or buy a jacket?,"Said lanvin's artistic director albert elbaz.

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