Alexis Mabille Men A/W 2011/2012 Paris
It was a truly UK invasion this morning at Alexis Mabille. The collection brought us a plethora of tartan plaids, and a family spirit that pervaded each piece.
Mabille’s goal was to rally his clan of bad boys- bringing elements that appealed to both the refined and the audacious characters in the family. In the Mabille clan, its armor made of brocade, plenty of zippers, interchangeable collars, daredevil trousers and skinny jeans with bold laces up the leg.
The sportswear in this collection invigorated the rigor of a masculine profile by throwing in custom T’s printed with a Mabille label inspired by legendary Scottish whiskeys and multicolored Veja sneakers.
Rounded and Oxford collars, tied either with a bow or knotted like a bandana gave the men a touch of that good old British class we love. The color palette was full of warm, cabin-cozy Tartan colors like, gradations of red and blue, pine and chestnut, saffron and its best friends, khaki and camel, gold and silver brocade.
The colors are as rich in name as they are in pigment. But, the last thing this collection was is old-fashioned. The details in each piece- like the buttons on the sleeves, the red soles on the tennis, the belts, buckled leather satchels, scarves, layers of colors and textures, and of course the lace-up details on the pants, kept the collection exciting.
As head of the clan, Alexis Mabille did his heritage proud this season with a distinctive, powerful yet relaxed and charming collection.