Mood board: Courrèges proved to be the latest brand to join fashion’s express purchase policy. Fitting with co-creative directors Arnaud Vaillant and Sebastian Meyer’s contemporary 'ready-to-live' approach to ready-to-wear, one third of their A/W 2016 collection is already available in store and online.
Scene setting: Presented within an amphitheatre of Paris' Opéra Bastille, Valliant and Meyer's sophomore collection was paraded in front of rotating digital holograms of the season’s key piece; the show format itself only serving to further reinforce the pair’s commitment to the notion that modernity is derived from practicality and functionality.
Best in show: The pair’s perfect tangerine winter coat came inserted with transparent, grid panels that nodded to the late Andre Courrèges’ Sixties futurism, and was followed by reincarnations of the classic Courrèges patent bomber jacket and sexy, split pencil skirt. More novel were the duo’s new trouser options: namely an open fly style and spray-on jeans coated with splashes of colour, before they took on the 9-5 with lean, plaid tailoring. Here were great core pieces to inspire the everyday.