May 29, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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Paris: Umit Benan took to the sea for A/W 15/16 sending working seafarers down the catwalk with fishing rods and buckets in hand. Rubberized outerwear, protective parkas, wool overcoats and padded bomber jackets protected Benan’s fisherman against the elements. Both leather and knit jogger pants had a more utilitarian feel in roomier silhouettes and paired with collaged robe cardigans and thick cable knit sweaters. Suiting included plaid 6DB and 3SB silhouettes styled with turtlenecks or spliced button-ups. The selection of footwear and accessories emphasized the theme with fisherman hats and beanies, streamlined hiker boots, and cable knit scarves. Despite the preparation for a perfect storm, the colour scheme was lively with bright yellow, pea green, ultramarine blue, teal, deep reds and emerald greens. – Matt Feniger
Theme: Old Seafarer
Key Items: utility overalls / knit joggers / leather joggers / plaid 6DB and 3SB suits / breton stripe sweaters / robe cardigan / thick zip-up hoodies / padded bomber jackets / parkas / turtleneck sweaters / paneled button-up shirts / single and double-breasted overcoats / corduroy suits / utility bomber jackets
Colour: bright yellow / pea green / ultramarine / teal / chocolate / oxblood / cherry / emerald
Materials + Trim: coated cottons / treated wool / leather / fleece / corduroy / herringbone / suede
Print + Pattern: compass graphics / spliced buffalo checks / plaid
Accessories + Footwear: fisherman hats / fisherman beanies / cable knit scarves / suede shoppers / leather backpacks / canvas and rubber hiking boots
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