This season, Christophe Lemaire perpetuated the brand’s equestrian history by exploring all-American ranch culture.
The show kicked off with loose leather trousers tucked into boots, and a large navy fringed blanket worn round the shoulders and clipped at the neck. The collection adroitly contrasted cow, calf, mutton and skin.
Cowskin waistcoats rubbed shoulders with suede trousers and glossy leather coats; sleeveless cardigans in button fur were paired with trousers cut out of the same initial blanket; all-black leather looks mixed a button-up shirt and flared leg trouser.
Most pieces were seamless, and kept shut by large, wraparound leather belts.
The “Dead Man” inspired collection was contrasted by intricate suits composed of lapel-less jackets with wide leg pants, trench coats, and worn with a matching frock coats.
Classical Christophe Lemaire lines –think understated androgyny— peaked up at times, in the shape of all-suede looks: honey skirt suits or rust harem trousers paired with a frill-free top brought a nonchalant touch to the show.
The show was gloriously closed by Serge Gainsbourg’s Bambou, a lose, velvet dress worn with a hip-high brown leather belt.