French brand A.P.C. gives us a look at their Fall 2013 collection which features a muted color palette that’s filled primarily with deep reds and blues, black and gray. There’s a collegiate influence here with the delivery of casual sweatshirts and a varsity jacket though the formal pieces aren’t forgotten. Look for well-fitting trousers and a navy double-breasted suit I was wish was in my closet yesterday.
Once again, Thom Browne blessed the stage of Paris Fashion Week with a phenomenal collection. The heavy wools and tweeds are delivered in a range of patterns while the models wore the pieces in boxy cuts. The New York-based designer brought out stars, squares, and stripes to really make the offerings standout from seasons past. All-in-all, the suiting, as quirky as the presentation was, stood out the most as we expect the gray and midnight blue color palette to really be a push for Fall 2013.
Here’s a look at Ami by Alexandre Mattiussi‘s F/W 2013 collection, one of our favorites to be presented at this week’s Paris Fashion Week. The highlight of Ami’s offerings is the designer’s infusion of some color for a season that’s normally pretty mute. Standout pieces include outerwear in red and beige, while strong patterns and some well-designed suiting take Mattiussi’s work to new heights.
T by Alexander Wang delivers another lineup of well-designed sportswear, ranging from hoodies and crew neck sweatshirts to some more minimalistic topcoats and a black leather jackets. Pieces from the label’s Fall 2013 collection bring understated luxe to what are usually casual looks. Look for the offerings to hit select retailers in the months ahead.
On Wednesday, Valentino presented their Fall/Winter 2013-14 Collection at Paris Fashion Week, bringing out quite arguably one of the best collections for the season yet. The pieces feature a slimmed design with exceptional detailing such as leather panels on dark blue wool outerwear. Black watch and gray plaids can be had in a few different pieces as well while camouflage is brought out in more subdued tones. The leather outerwear lineup is crisp with smooth shells being fitted with hidden button closures and other minimalistic details. All-in-all, Valentino’s Fall 2013 collection is extremely wearable, with each piece aligning effortlessly with the next to create a fluid lineup.
With Paris Fashion Week in full swing, Thom Browne put his S/S 2013 collection on display, giving us a strong lineup from the New York designer. Colorful madras and plaid prints adorned the sartorial offerings. The blazers were slightly shrunk while the shorts and trousers were quite fitted as well. Colorful suiting and outerwear was shown alongside Mr. Browne’s accessory pieces as well such as umbrellas and sunglasses.
Here we have Balmain’s S/S 2013 collection was on display over the weekend at Paris Fashion Week. The pieces mix menswear essentials with fine detailing and a sometimes-eclectic color choice. Slim-fitting chinos are shown with blazers and fine leather jackets, both of which are adorned with details. More looks at the offerings below.
Nicolas Ghesquière’s continues to mature Balenciaga‘s menswear lineup with his work for the Fall 2012 collection. The offerings are more sophisticated and aim to deliver a more refined blend of timeless and modern pieces. The construction is sharp with hints of futurism while the fabrics utilized are nothing short of exceptional.
For Fall 2012, Dior Homme‘s Kris Van Assche delivered a heavily military-inspired collection. The showing in Paris was dominated by olive colored pieces for most of the early parts with a strong mix of fabrics ranging from cashmere and leather to wool blends. Each piece tailored to perfection, the show diversified as it went on with insertions of suiting in black to bring back some classic Dior Homme styling.
There’s a ton of promising news coming out of Louis Vuitton. Marc Jacobs has announced that he will not be leaving the Italian label for Christian Dior. In fact, the the man that’s been at LV for 15 years is being honoured through an exhibition at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, called ‘Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs’. The showing will be spread over two floors and is dedicated to the life and work of both Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs.
The show will feature some of the finest pieces in the Louis Vuitton archive, from one of the first trunks made in 1869 by Monsieur Louis Vuitton himself while there will be a solid focus on the work of Marc Jacobs as well. The creative consultant to the show is Katie Grand with Sam Gainsbury and Joseph Bennett designing the exhibition.
The show opens the night of Louis Vuitton’s show for Autumn/Winter 2012 which will close Paris Fashion Week, on March 8.