September 20, 2013 Milan
Well, that's different. But Martial balanced the quirk with good business sense. Having witnessed the phenomenon firsthand at Givenchy, he made sure to include his own versions of the designer sweatshirt. Martial's riffs on the item were influenced by manga and decorated with Japanese letters, or printed with an iceberg. Why hasn't anyone here thought of that before? Beyond the clever sweatshirts, there was an emphasis on uniform and a strong preference for high-tech fabrics. We could take or leave the newfangled plasticky knits with the chest patches, like you might see on a Scout aboard the Starship Enterprise. But there were interesting things going on toward the end with straightforward tanks and tees encircled by iridescent acetate bands, which Martial showed with nicely cut rolled-hem pants. Definitely one to watch.