We go backstage to snap a look of Paul & Joe’s casually chic autumn/winter collection.
Taking on a contemporary Annie Hall strolling down the Seine with her travelling buddies on gap year, the Paul & Joe AW13 woman is carefree, cool and socially prominent. Usually sporting flower power florals and Jodi Mitchell blouses, this season can be summed as comfortable, loose and causally chic, with seventies tailoring parading backstage and on the catwalk.
Baggy, tailored trousers paired with billowing blouses and pastel jumpers were cool and androgynous. Nude, pale pink and black trenches
combined precise tailoring and oversized ease, adding a playful twist on the menswear-inspired designs. Of course there were prints, it is Paul & Joe after all. But unlike the bright florals of spring, these prints were dark and moody: midnight florals, golden brocade, checkered nudes, all paired with simple fur collars and loose, relaxed layering. And with the exception of bright canary yellow trousers and trench coat, the palette, rarely diverting from pale pinks, nudes, and blacks, was as relaxed as this collection’s dreamy silhouettes.
Words: Elise Marraro
Images: Mark Rabadan