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May 11, 2017
By Marcellous L. Jones
Images Courtesy of Sandrine Philippe
Paris, France – The French designer Sandrine Philippe is one of the most creative forces in menswear today. Though she is not quite yet a household name, she certainly has the talent to become one. Instead of going for high-profile events that may end up as just another flash in the pan, she rather opts for a grassroots approach that steadily earns her a loyal fan base among journalists, buyers and private clientage.
This season she takes us to an obscure location for the presentation of her new Fall Winter 2017/18 collection for men. She starts us off with a nude dance performance that is staged by artists. After the lights become less dim, we see the familiar codes that define her work. Dominated by black, we find her silks and leathers under the spell of her special fabric treatments. They appear as if they have been roughed up before being given an edge and then made sophisticated for rough and urban environments.
The silhouettes feature amply baggy pant seats and dramatically slim legs. They are paired often with slip over tops. The designer’s tailoring skills are irreproachable and well present too in the jackets. The looks are finished with long outerwear that often times are made in the wrinkly materials that Sandrine Philippe favors for her creations.