June 26, 2012 Paris
Shapes, too, were inspired by their travels. A cotton/raffia parka, which zips off into an abbreviated version, looked ready for the wild. So did cotton stopper-pull shorts. Stoppers appeared on many different pieces, from dresses to wide-legged pants, offering plays with volume from the dramatic to the cinched. Those inflated shapes made for a more overtly fashion-conscious range than the duo has offered to date. With risk comes reward, though some pieces may find them out on a limb. Speaking of, their first structured bag, the No. 18 (named for their studio address on Rue Vivienne), debuts here, complete with an iPad case inside. But where to charge such a contraption in the jungle?