Sunday, May 27, 2012

FAÇONNABLE FALL 2012

Fifth Avenue, NYC




















words/images Judith Ecochard





Timeless and of the moment..."le meilleur du savoir-faire contemporain"...Façonnable is a Riviera chic, French lifestyle brand that distinguishes itself with stylish silhouettes cut for a trim and relaxed, European fits...out of excellent fabrics, and finished with marvelous details (obvious, and not so much)---that similarly priced, high-end contemporary collections-just don't have.



Focused quality ---impeccable style, there were several thematic gestures highlighting the Fall 2012 separates...including the focused, office appropriate Sartorial Collection for men---made from cashmere, fine wools and subtle silk blends...

AND the female versions---which of course we wanted ---everything!!!!

These elegant and functional  blouses and tweed wool jackets/skirts-epitomize chic----timeless, modern-fitted profiles softened with pleats, ribbons, trims...











thoughtful details-like the button funnel neck sweater in bright tomato red


"Downtown Fisherman: urbane edge to the ocean"---via terrific cable knits, feminine silks and jersey dresses for gals, and trim boat neck sweaters in classic stripes for guys.



leather waistband on a soft tweed ...
relaxed shoulder jacket---sporty with tweed cotton/leather combo





















nautical rope on navy sweater....


















Façonnable's claim to fame-L/S shirts---including oxfords, poplin cloth button downs- in "easy" and "poet" relaxed cuts






Accessories-traditional savoir faire including hand printed wool challis scarves, slim leather belts and gloves




"An Englishman in Grasse-Brit tailoring eases up when in the South of France"-love the double face collar of this plaid sport jacket in a relaxed shape





classic loafers and washed leather driver shoes in pigment dyed tones





Layering pieces- clean cut khakis, nylon vests over a military inspired suede bomber






sturdy wool overcoat

nice color combos-purple slacks with a forest green wool sports jacket-"dandy vibe"-French Riviera inspired






Fab-double-face fabrics-shetland wool and plaid-classic menswear with a posh touch








colorful crests on polo shirt






wool with suede sleeve panels

snap collar, storm flap -well constructed with performance wear details
Outer wear options----made with textiles tat stand up to foul weathers on land and sea,
military style bomber-sued collar insrt





classic suede  loafers with pop of color


never can have enough-the Façonnable button down-meant to be worn, just-so







The editors loved this fisherman/sailor inspired sweater---and so did we....




Boat neck-trim- super soft sweater----button attached in sailor stripes-for men but we expect gls to covet the XS size




























cool neutral tones-year round blazer-with the added touch of cold via handkerchief




chinos-in different washed out colors...looks just right with this suede bomber





love the emblems on plush L/S polos...





 shearling jacket in a comforting cocoon shape




















crisp grey wool pea jacket-in classic double breasted

solid cable knit patterned sweaters...with epaulet military details makes this a sleek look-not slouchy


ahoy mates---



Varsity snap front vest...





soft hoodie...ribbed collars, necks





Façonnable L/S ---and silk ties....

longer front pocket

















nylon vests in dark olive-layerable option



The Façonnoble Tailored Denim collection takes a page from two iconic Frenchmen....Jean-Paul Belmondo ---the famous actor...and Nicholas de Staël, a painter who worked from his Antibes, oceanside studio.






Outerwear pieces, tailored selvedge denim, terrycloth polos and hoodies---all made with that polished style, attention to details... that separate the French take on apparel from similarly niched lifestyle brands that hail from this side of the pond.




















lace-ups in smooth leather and denim



checked L/S




















old school quilted down jacket

field jacket







tabs on back of hood








denim is exceptional-many washes and cuts






shoes, shoes, shoes-lace-ups, desert/chukka boots 








sartorial take on a boat shoe detail





Fisherman caps



Polo shirts---par excellence...ribbed necks, ribbon details...great color options---in easy wear cotton.













soft shoulder wool, great plaid lining

stitched shoulder---perfectly made





even the waistbands are made of patterned fabrics


button details on sleeve



cord blazer -keeper

inner pockets
























Canvas and leather trim satchel---school bags never looked so good
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