CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE FW2014
That said, I'm intrigued by the elongated and squared-off silhouettes of the tailored garments. I def need to get my hands on one of those crazy double-breasted suits. And most of the coats look great.
I'm a sucker for swaths of camel and drapey tweed. but agree this one is a little flat and sleepy. those blazers are droopy in a bad way. I quite like that first coat and the tan raincoat/trench/parka thing tho. would wear those for sure.
on a different note, I always enjoy the location/setting of his photography -- this one included. curious, what do you think of this collection sipang?
I liked the first coat too. But generally, soporific.
I'm also curious to see how the suiting will look once it actually hits stores, since retailers tend to style his stuff in a much more fitted way than the lookbooks suggest.
Also where's the knitwear????!!!! this season is way lacking in knits
i didn't. i was just saying that about the fabrics I've handled in person. admittedly I haven't seen everything, just what assembly ny and atelier have carried for the last couple years. i do think the designs in this collection tend more in that direction than past ones though.
What's great in this case is that Lemaire achieves this with such a pared-down collection. He cuts the jackets a bit longer and the leathers a bit looser, he layers with vests etc. Those minimal tweaks are a testament to the subtlety and sensibility of his approach. It's almost nothing and it's just enough to hint at 50s and 80s looks (Parisian looks I'd venture but that's pure conjecture), but just in passing.