Les Copains

Les Copains S/S 2013

Milan: For his second collection for sportswear label Les Copains, Alessandro Dell’Acqua gathered a diverse mix of influences, describing the result as a “melting pot.” He borrowed blue and white sailor stripes from France, tennis skirts and dresses from activewear, and a vibrant shade of blue from the Masai tribe. Dell’Acqua held together what could have been an incongruous group of inspirations with his simple shapes and sparing use of embellishment. Knits were the obvious highlight. Chunky, loosely knit sweaters and skirts were the best of the bunch, though the fine-gauge pieces – some featuring intarsia designs – were lovely too. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Dropped waist / Top heavy / Hourglass / A-line

Color: Dusty blue / Masai blue / White / Charcoal / Black / Bright red / Teal / Khaki

Key Items: Striped sweaters / Sheer intarsia sweaters / A-line skirts / Slim cropped pants

Materials: Chunky cotton yarns / Ultra-fine-gauge yarns / Organza / Papery cotton blends / Chambray / Satin / Felted wool / Chiffon / Jacquard

Print + Pattern: Geometrics / Texture prints / Zebra-like stripes / Mirror image patterns

Details + Trim: Paillettes in floral designs / Raglan sleeves / Inverted pleats / Pressed creases / Contrast trim

Accessories + Footwear: Satin minaudieres / Portfolio clutches / Metallic belts / Pointy-toe pumps / Platform strappy sandals



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