words/images Judith Ecochard
Sandy delayed-the French contemporary label Façonnable previewed their Pre-Fall (late summer delivery)...an 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.
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...|
Bonus-the separates are easily mix-matchable.
|relaxed formality-navy blazer w/ paisley print board shorts|
|washed chinos---easy to wear|
|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!!!|
|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|
|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.