Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Tim Coppens took the utility sport aesthetic to a new level this season, playing more with silhouette and detail. Tailored topcoats featured hidden snap button closures, paneled leather, and even snap buckles. Blazers also featured snap button closures and zipped pockets. Trousers, in particular, were given the utility treatment with prominent zippers either tracing a huge pocket or simply at the knee, which seemed off kilter on high waisted silhouettes. A few pants were taken to the extreme with wide leg shapes in a canvas-like material. The olive green colour and subtle distressing provided a cool militaristic feel. Outwear had a futuristic feel in sharp tailored cuts and a zip-front closure, some with a v-cut neckline. Other outerwear pieces received the paneled treatment with high shine nylon windbreakers and nylon paneled with leather for a sleek contrast. Bombers also looked futuristic with quilted metallic gilets layered on top. – Matt Feniger
Theme: Future Utilitarian Sport
Key Items: hidden placket blazers / bomber jackets / slim high waisted trousers / utility pants with prominent zipper detail / paneled anoraks / tailored front-zip topcoats / shearling-collar blazers / sleeveless elongated vest / paneled funnel neck windbreakers / side stripe trousers / padded panel sweaters / streamlined parkas / canvas military topcoat / utility vest / lapel-less topcoats / paneled utility pants
Colour: evergreen / black / camel / cognac / olive / army green / ink / dove grey / charcoal grey / taupe
Materials + Trim: wool / leather / satin / nylon / mohair / shearling / cotton / canvas
Print + Pattern: embroidered rubix cube, cars, DNA shapes, and phrases like “acid in my heart” and “cherry”
Accessories + Footwear: ribbed knit scarves / canvas Converse sneakers
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