January 21, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Paris, France – Boulevard Barbès in Paris’s 19th district is the inspiration this season at Andrea Crews. The fashion house gives honor to the homeboys of that energetic and ethnically mixed part of the city.
Andrea Crews works with amply cut silhouettes. Among them we find gigantic jersey shirts in black and forest green colors. Hooded, this number drops to below the knees. Puffy and stuffed technical fabrics form the sleeves, shoulders, and chest of some the pieces, which have been finished with felt lower halves. Graphic prints appear everywhere. And we find fringes appearing on the front of leather shorts and on the back of the assorted short-cropped jacket that goes with it. And keeping in tune with the trend, the house proposes printed pyjama sets this season too.
No stranger to the DNA of the house are athletic elements. Andrea Crews fits the outseam of its pants with silver buttons. And also keeping in step with the house’s tradition of using a plethora of colors, tones and hues, it infuses yellow, lavendar, ruby red and gold on its velour, jersey, wools, cottons and nylons.
By heading to the 19th arrondissement, Andrea Crews has successfully created an interesting offering for men by reinterpreting district’s spirit. Thanks to a sharp eye and an open spirit, its energy is now be transposed into ready-to-wear for the masses.