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.
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.
Todd Selby recently took a trip to shoe and bag designer Christian Louboutin’s Home and Studio in Paris, France. The imagery provides a glimpse into the life of the designer, showcasing things such as the interior design of his home to an outstanding footwear collection that’s brought him to international acclaim. The photos are accompanied by a short interview with Mr. Louboutin as well. Head to The Selby for all the goods.
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.
Later this month, some of the finest designers the World-over will set their sights on Paris, showcasing their work for the Fall/Winter 2012 season. Milan plenty of notable labels on display but Paris does not shy away from the spotlight. Designers like Phillip Lim, Rick Owens, Louis Vuitton, Junya Watanabe, Yves Saint Laurent and many others will be showing in Paris, reaffirming itself as a leader in the fashion world. (via hypebeast)
Here we have a look at Parisian label Sandro Homme‘s Fall 2011 collection. For the first time, they will be available at Selfridges in London (starting next week). Founders Didier and Evelyne Chetrite opened their first shop in the Marais district of Paris and have since passed the role of creative director onto their son Ilan Chetrite. He’s done an exceptional job with the F/W 2011 offerings, blending 1960s Rock N’ Roll with contemporary elegance to deliver a modern line that’s equal parts formal and casual. The pieces features top quality leathers and skins as well as knitwear items made from cashmere and wool.
This past week, Stone Island opened the doors to their new Paris flagship store. The 80 square-meter store located in the heart of the Parisian capital was subject to an intense renovation plan. While the merchandising is entirely displayed on the ground floor, the double-leveled glass façade is articulated on two floors and offers a strong exterior visual impact. The store opened with the FW 2011/2012 collections of Stone Island and Stone Island Shadow.