Characterized by a smooth and dressy allure and dominated by an alternation between a loose attitude and refined, yet confident lines. John Varvatos describes his SS15 collection as ‘a day at the opera’, alluding to Queen’s iconic record ‘A Night at the Opera.’ “I wanted to take formal ideas inspired by evening pieces and approach them with a casual attitude for the day time, exploring a new idea of youthful and sexy elegance,” says the designer of the collection. “I mixed classic sensibility and a loose, romantic attitude. The idea of bringing evening to the day is explored by introducing formal, in a non-literal and quite modern way. The image is elegant, while at the same time romantic: crinkles, washed suede and hand-made rough accessories draw a very chic figure. The result is a young and energetic new way of dressing during the day, drawn from the formality of evening-wear.”
A yearning for relaxed elegance pervades most of the outfits that are extraordinarily light in weight and feel: proper cuts and expert tailoring create the idea of a romantic attitude through fabrics that have been sophisticatedly degradé woven and coated, for a contemporary naturalness. The silhouette is stylishly well defined, yet constantly comfortable, with a twist: coated and waxed linen cutaway jackets are paired with slim trousers to complete a nonchalantly proper shape. The confident, yet comfortable cutaway construction is emphasized by inner wire that allows one to shape the collar. Flawless jacquard wool and silk suits are modernized in lightness, through unique finishing for a refined and innovative construction. The rigor of evening tradition opens up to informal possibilities. Elements of man’s evening wardrobe are interpreted in personal views: tuxedo jackets get a lived-in patina with a shifting degradé effect that looks printed, but is actually woven. Trousers add a contemporary feel to the look: dress pants, as well as, slim fitting jeans draw an energetic figure. Showcased through an understated, but sophisticated colour palette, this is another accomplished, sleek and refined menswear collection by John Varvatos.