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John Varvatos Spring Summer 2014
The collection is dressy, stressing texture and craft. Intricate tailoring,
unexpected details and a pervading finesse get an air of sophisticated
ease through tactile finishes, ombrè dyeing, and permanent crinkle
treatments that give clothes a lived-in yet crisp patina. The silhouette
is tall and sleek, with an emphasis on the waist and a trim shoulder.
Slim trousers or flares, either with a wide cuff or not, finish it off
with a certain swagger. Three-button jackets express an old-school refinement
that is composed and progressive. They are worn with jacquard vests,
shirts, ties or bowties. Elements of the formal wardrobe, from wing
collars and French cuffs on shirts to three-piece suits, are interpreted
in new, personal mixes. Washed satin lapels on textured suits create
an idea of a daytime tuxedo. Inside-out construction and mixes of different
fabrics give tailored pieces a visual/tactile feel that is subtle. Coats
with deconstructed interventions at the waist and Hendrix-inspired frocks
draw an assertively elegant figure. Eye and touch are constantly stimulated:
brushed silver leather, hand beading on pockets and under collars, suede
with a flannel finish, spring tweeds done in worsted wool. Knits enrich
the play of textures with coated weaves and reinterpreted classic patterns.
Foil-backed leather blousons and jackets look intensely lived-in while
The color palette is classic, with a twist. A world of blues, and then
tones of cream, sand and black are highlighted by flashes of red and
dashes of silver. Fabrics and yarns are quintessentially masculine:
wool, linen, jute, leather, suede.
Accessories include brushed leather or subtly printed lace-up shoes,
either with gaiters or not, coated linen and leather satchels, sash
belts and aviator sunglasses. Neckties, metal-chain bowties, long thin
silk fringed scarves, tie pins, boutonnière broaches complete
the image with elegant finesse.
John Varvatos Summer 2014
John Varvatos Fashion Show Spring Summer 2014