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OFFICE SPACE Paris: Guillaume Henry’s latest collection might be read as an unhinged twin to Giorgio Armani’s recent showing, with adventurous parkas and military …

Jan 16, 2013
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OFFICE SPACE
Paris: Guillaume Henry’s latest collection might be read as an unhinged twin to Giorgio Armani’s recent showing, with adventurous parkas and military coats coexisting with business suits, and the looks even being presented in a bland office setting. Here though, there was a twist, as nearly every look featured trousers cropped to knicker-like lengths. What Henry meant by this is anyone’s guess, though the youthful and active associations carried by short pants may hint that the designer is urging the introduction of youth and vigor into the increasingly bleak and regimented lives of contemporary Men. —Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Trim and truncated

Color: Racing red / Royal blue / Granite / Slate / Jet black / Teal / Mint / Navy / Camel / Chocolate

Key Items: Nordic fuzz sweater / Car coat / Woven Nordic bomber / Ultra-cropped trousers / Military parka and trench / Fur hooded parka / Color blocked suit

Materials: Neoprene / Fur / Wool suiting / Bushed angora knits / Canvas / Wool felt

Print + Pattern: Nordic intarsia / Tweed grid / Pinstripes / Splatter pattern

Details + Trim: Color blocking / Toggle closures / Pick stitching

Accessories + Footwear: Perforated brogue boots / Double monks / Canvas or leather briefcases / Hybrid lace-up monk strap boots / Woven and knit pieced gloves / Slim monochrome ties / Cable knit balaclava

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