Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier Menswear Spring/Summer 2011

Ethnic and cultural influences find their way into Gaultier's collection all the time, so in that respect, the religious iconography evidenced through-out the collection (which brought to mind Tisci's recent creations for Givenchy) really weren't surprising.

What struck me as surprising, is how wearable all the pieces were; I don't think i've ever been able to say that about a Gaultier collection. Ever. In an economy like the one we're living in, even for someone as inventive as Gaultier, that's kind of refreshing.

For Spring, he's focused on volumes: a long tunic worn with a suit, a patterned jacket with matching shorts, or a sleeveless caftan paired with a shirt and tie, creating one beautifully elegant collection that, to be completely honest, is my favourite menswear collection to have emerged this season.

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