Sunday, December 30, 2012

FAÇONNABLE Spring 2013-Pre-Fall 2013

Fifth Avenue/NYC

words/images Judith Ecochard

Sandy delayed-the French contemporary label Façonnable previewed their Pre-Fall (late summer delivery) Spring 2013 collections for men and women...together.

crisp striped collar is attached to this grey blazer

People wear the same clothes year-round anyway---so it was nice to see how the apparel all shared the same sophisticated tailored approach---clean/chic/versatile---with signature prints and colors---reinterpreted classics all-whether in autumnal tones or brighter shades for the warmer weather.

removable too

Pre-Fall 2013 finds the contemporary menswear/womenswear (and the wearers) taking a stroll above deck on a rather posh,  early 20th century cruise liner- dressed in easy elegant attire of relaxed shipboard tailored pieces, in timeless maritime style that also works effortlessly on terra firma.

tuxedo chinos-cozy cardigan jacket, lightweight sportswear...

reversible jacket

Bonus-the separates are easily mix-matchable.


relaxed formality-navy blazer w/ paisley print board shorts

washed chinos---easy to wear

Façonnable is synonymous with polo and L/S button down shirts in an assortment of colors ---that feature contrast collars and hem fabrics.

Board shorts-in anchor prints

varsity jacket-w/striped lining

rain jacket keeps the elements out

The Tailored Denim collection-for guys---is inspired by the bohemian haunt of Cap d'Ail-in Provence...featuring off-duty staples like washed chinos, colored chambray shirt, checkered ties and lightweight knits...mixed in with some camouflage.
Polos-Tailored Denim Collection

Denim-made of Japanese selvage...

footwear=informal take on a dress oxford

plenty of scarves-of course!!!

For Spring 2013-we loved these polos---WITH wide color palette and bold prints---taken from the exotic Moroccan landscape of Bertolucci's 1991 movie, "The Sheltering Sky," based on the 1949 novel by the American writer/composer Paul Bowles---or inspired by the ease and comfort of summer evenings spent on the glam Riviera...

insignias-old fashioned luggage tags inspired some of the patches

washed suede blazer

key women's apparel-trench with nautical navy piping, white cotton polo, easy wear  

beach worthy tote w/signature Façonnable fabrics

Work wear---silk/linen blends---in versatile skirt...and this flirty side draped, bow sleeveless blouson...LOVE.
Shirtdress---crisp cotton-goes from city to beach-change-up the shoes to sandals

cotton/silk knit blend-year round option

available in six colors, limited edition 165 Euros

NEW: Façonnable partners with Italia Independent for a made in Italy collection of sunglasses-a fun take on a classics shape- the pictured above l-l aviators with French Riviera inspired, Façonnable's signature stripes.