YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO GIVE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT,
YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO GIVE THEM WHAT THEY DON’T KNOW THEY WANT YET.
– Diana Vreeland –
Getting back the pleasure of the “businessman’s” suit with solid colours or patterns in deep grey, blue, or black. The suit is paired with wool and cachemire knitwear in deep colours, and solid or striped shirts with an all-Italian appeal. Sophisticated single- and double-breasted coats with a wide fit and in new lengths. Printed polka dot or regimental ties are the go-to accessory, together with cotton wide-ribbed socks in deep colours, and suede desert-boot in dark brown or black.
Jackets, blousons, and comfy fit down jackets over plain or patterned chunky knits in unusual colours. Moleskin or corduroy trousers, worn over sneakers and paired with patterned woollen socks.
For non-work wear, the corduroy, washed moleskin, or micro-pattern wool – “Huysmans” style – jacket is back, worn over Parisian-inspired shirts with mandarin collars, in solid colours or with Persian-inspired stripes.
In the evening, dinner suits or English wool suits in “Old European” style, inspired by the soirées and balls in the turn-of-the-century Paris’ Place Vendome. Single- and double-breasted coats with a military feel, worn over off-white shirts, enhanced with bow ties in plain velvet or silk ties in Proustian patterns and colours, Argyle socks and suede or black leather shoes.
Scarves, pocket handkerchiefs, ties and plaids, made in French and Indian silks, and in Italian, English, and Hungarian wools, all thanks to carefully sourced materials and exclusive designs and colours, inspired by the wealth of decorative shades from the Ottoman Empire, all to be combined with soft French suede or Bulgarian leather shoes.