sabato 14 gennaio 2012

John Varvatos FW12/13

For this collection inspiration came from the city of New York, with its seamless juxtaposition of the old and the new: a place where Central Park and the Guggenheim, the Chrysler building and the Statue of Liberty melt into one, creating a unique urban texture. 

Clean, elegant and easy look. The accent is on single pieces as building blocks of the outfits: trademark layering leaves way to a restrained take on dressing up that is soulful as opposed to stark. 

Reverse cutaway jackets and coats with leather details. Short coats have the easy softness of a knit, but are in fact tailored. Suit jackets, either single or double breasted, button up asymmetrically, with a sophisticated effect.

Knitwear is the key element of the pure and individual look. Sweaters turn into a way of being and are used either as outerwear or not: cold-dyed wool and cashmere jumpers and zippered coats, tricot.

Leather sleeves that can be worn on top of suits and coats, adding a tough touch. Fingerless gloves. Shoes and boots with sturdier look and a chunky heel. Knit and fabric  hats with a metal wire inside the brim. Washed calfskin or corduroy duffels with sterling silver chains.

Tailored pants have a new line: the articulated knee and a small tab at the hem allows them to be worn easily inside or outside of boots.