January 25, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Etudes
Paris, France – Etudes has presented the ideal collection for the Fall Winter 2016/17 season. It falls deeply into the dominant trends of today while also establishing new ones too that fit perfectly well within the parameters of where fashion may go in the seasons to come.
Well made are the garments here. We see slightly oversized pieces with large collars. The silhouettes are cut loosely and away from the body. Some of the knitwear features large and chunky technique. The pants are cut either in a more traditional manner or with sudden oversized volumes.
The appeal of the collection does not come in it following the current trends. But it rather shows up in its effort to establish future trends. For example we see the bandage like straps automatically drawing the eye’s attention. They appear on the shirts, the pants and the coats as strong, masculine embellishments. Then there is the quilting that also make the coats that much more attractive. Some of these coats even nearly reach the ankles.
So what have we learned from Etudes’s new collection? Well we know that men will be wearing larger proportions and volumes and longer lengths. And we know that bandage or even bondage like straps will too be very prominent in the seasons to come. And also beyond the all too obvious military colors of olive green and camouflage, we know that men will be looking forward to a more soldierly look thanks to cuts and uniform-like structures as well.