January 24, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Matias Coelho
Paris, France – Showing in Paris this season on the off side of the official calendar is designer Matias Coelho. He opens the affair with the sounds of oriental music, which recalls of the desert emotions and mental imagery. From there we have the first looks enter the garage space in which the show takes place.
Some of the models appear on hover boards. The first wears a short-cropped jacket in teal and tight pants in colors of rust. The tailoring is more sartorial than Saville Row or Italian. Jersey tops in white are paired with black, spacier pants with raised trims throughout. They add rhyme.
Right away it is clear that the Matias Coelho will have to develop a better eye for overseeing the finishing details of his collections. The design flaws were too easily noticeable in too many pieces. They are particularly visible in the seat of the pants and in the back of the blazers. The ideas for nice work are there, but the patterns from which the collection must be improved upon.
There are beautiful coats in gorgeous colors. The belt starts slightly in the back and are passed through the back panel and through the lining. Other fine pieces from the collection are the gauzy, off white shirts with no collars. They have a slightly elevated range upon the neck, and they boast of light draping.
In spite of the more than obvious designs flaws emanating from faulty patterns, it is always a pleasure and a delight to see the work of newcomer designers like Matias Coelho. Through them we know that there will always be fresh ideas to come. And we look forward to watching both him and his work mature over the seasons to come.