Nov 01, 2017 | By Nick Paget
Paris: Creative director Alber Elbaz and designer Lucas Ossendrijver’s self-described “antidote to laziness” collection featured active-inspired pants, sleeveless knits, pieced-jersey blazers and sneaker-sandal hybrids that brought exhilarating energy to precise silhouettes like double-breasted jackets and slim trousers. The earthen vegetal and mineral tones of the palette were underscored by marbelized patterns and raised, irregular textures. Many of details seemed created for rugged terrain — a zippered lapel on a tailored jacket, visible and undone seams, toggle closures and waistlines cinched with utility belt bags — but all were worked against striped silk, floral-printed cloqués and sheer ribbed knits. The seamless mix of high-performance elements with romantic masculinity made for a directional collection that was full of real-world ideas.
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