The design trio of Aurélien Arbet, Jérémie Egry and José Lamali drew inspiration from Jean-Michel Basquiat’s elegant New York City while digging through their own archives to create a mature, curated collection. combination for the 10th anniversary of the Études.
Not only does this year mark a decade for the brand, but the trio now head the more established Aigle brand. Both of those elements show up here in smartly tailored trenches and jackets, but paired with patchwork jeans, a velvet tracksuit or top with a football shirt with trademark.
Basquiat’s frantic sketches are embroidered here on houndstooth jackets, white shirts or laser-engraved on denim, while a nod to their previous collections is reflected in the designs made such as the “Never-Mind” logo moving from a graphic t-shirt to recreate itself as the print on a scarf.
The brand is once again working with British bootmaker Solovair, this season to create shoes with an unusual polka dot pattern. A puffy jacket and textured head-to-toe outfit created one of the most memorable looks.
While the trio dedicated the collection as a “sincere tribute” to New York and made the city the center of its brand identity, the trio premiered the very French film “Twenty.” at their Men’s Fashion Week presentation on Tuesday night.
Director Grégoire Dyer’s short features a mix of works from the past and present, alternating the bright splashes of the French Alps in spring with the bleak abandoned buildings of the French Alps. subdivision of Paris. A trio of friends meet, have fun and party in both places, aiming to rekindle the friendship between designers, who promise to find each other many years later.
The presentation is accompanied by a live synthesizer from Pierre Rousseau, which builds to a climax as the film bounces between stories.
The movie premieres simultaneously online, but there’s something about drawing guests into Gaité Lyrique’s three-screen theater. Spectators were surrounded by the mountains and sweaty bodies of the gritty club for a few minutes, even as the IRL seating was socially skewed.
https://wwd.com/runway/spring-2022/paris/etudes/review/ Études Men’s Fall 2022 – WWD