January 22, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Andrea Crews
Paris, France – Andrea Crews integrates the world of automobiles into the new Fall Winter 2015/16 collection shown here in Paris. We see the house’s traditional sportswear silhouettes infused into each of the silhouettes.
The collection features an array of roomy shorts, slim track pants, hooded jerseys, half sleeved windbreakers and even maxi-length windbreakers all done in wool, silk, cotton, jersey, woven materials and technical fabrics.
This season Crews’s founder and artistic director, Maroussia Rebecq, strikes up a creative collaboration with French carmaker Opel. The automotive edge is seen in the patterns and colors. Her color palette immolates the paints seen on the cars produced by the manufacture. And she uses the automotive brand’s emblem as her principal print. The most impressive of the prints is the replication of tire tracks. She uses them quite effectively to show off her new look.
The only oddity in the collection is in the extremely large selection of shorts. But one must suppose that they make perfect sense when paired with the leggings. Nonetheless, the line is extremely edgy and attractive. And due to its strength, it is easy to understand how Crews is alone among French designers to be considered as doing relevant streetwear.