Nov 01, 2017 | By Nick Paget
Milan…It was like a languid and relaxing holiday to the islands of Greece for the S/S 10 collection of C.P. Company. Making his debut as head designer, Wallace Faulds from Scotland injected an appreciated and refreshing element of sportswear into what is typically a very active-influenced collection. Citing his main inspiration as “touch, color and proportions,” Faulds sent down the runway a wonderful assortment of relaxed options fit for any new exploration. Using tonal varieties of blue (midnight, ink, royal, indigo, petrol, cornflower, sky and dusty blue) and pairing them with crisp, cool neutrals like ivory, putty, champagne and sand left show attendees reminiscing about their favorite international summer destinations. The relaxed silhouette arising from rolled pants continued at C.P. Company, making complete looks appear effortless and subtle. A mosaic print on woven shirts added the appropriate layer of complexity to otherwise solid styles. Waxed coating outerwear appeared crisp and functional for spring’s unreliable climates. A linen trench coat paired with featherweight denim and suede boat shoes was an interesting juxtaposition for a spring collection. Most agreed that Faulds’ future will be an interesting one to watch, as C.P. Company is increasingly put up on the same pedestals as other great Milanese designers.
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