Russell Westbrook’s Fashion Week Photo Diary: Paris Day 3

Day three of the men’s shows in Paris saw two of the most anticipated runways of menswear week: Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain Homme show and Kris van Assche’s at Dior. Russell Westbrook, who’s been chronicling the shows for VF.com all week, gave us a front-row view of both.

First up was Balmain, where West wrote “I love the neutral tones and the desert- and military-inspired theme of the show, and how Olivier experimented with suede and coordinated with different fabrics. I was honored to be there at the first Balmain Homme show. I know this was a big moment for Olivier and I relate to his approach to style, he is a young fearless guy that takes fashion risks like myself.”

Celebrating with Olivier.

“Looking at the collection board. It was so well put together.”

“I got to catch up with [Barneys New York C.E.O.] Mark Lee at the show. There is no one better to go to a show with than my Barneys team. They know style on another level. I have the best time discussing each collection and sharing feedback with the team.”

Russell’s favorite Balmain looks.

Westbrook with Dior Homme designer Kris van Assche.

“The camo and argyle prints mixed together were a stand out combo,” Westbrook wrote of the Dior Homme show. “The collection was very refreshing. I also liked the zipper details on the suits. I love the progressive approach Kris took when designing various interpretations of the classic bomber jacket, using floral patterns on the sleeves and numerous fabrics.”

Russell arrives at the Dior show.