Dec 13, 2017 | By Sandra Halliday
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Paris: Last Fall Julien David took his customers on a retro Alpine vacation and for S/S 13 the sporty direction continued, albeit in a much more quirky fashion. Running shorts, elongated baseball jackets, polo shirts, tapered sweatpants and sheer basketball jerseys all made an appearance in an amalgam of grade school gym class uniforms complete with quirky prints. Conversationals depicted tangled spoons and floating dinosaurs while notebook scribbles paired well with rebelliously messy hair. David’s best move was combining his boxy uniform suiting with token references to team sports, layering a tank emblazoned with the name “Mondrian” over a blazer and pleated kilt, a youthful and insubordinate touch that summed up the entire collection.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Relaxed / A-line / Boxy
Color: Navy / White / Pastel blue / Cherry red / Plum / Black / Oxblood / Mint / Sage / Electric grass green / Baby pink
Key Items: Sheer basketball jerseys / A-line skirts / Boxy t-shirts / Gradeschool suiting / Straight trousers / Matched sets / Halter dresses / Running shorts / Elongated baseball jackets / Polo shirts / Tapered jogging pants / Smock dresses
Materials: Printed cotton / Mesh / Brocade / Tweed / Shantung silk / Embellished lace
Print + Pattern: Wallpaper prints / Checks / Plus symbols / Spoon graphics / Dots / Conversationals
Details + Trim: Sequin embroidery / Contrast piping / Perforation / Pleating / Peter Pan collars
Accessories + Footwear: Flat leather ankle boots & oxfords with cutouts / Embellished loafers / Printed bandana scarves / Low profile patterned canvas sneakers
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