August 21 2014

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Eric Wright’s Façonnable: Je Ne Sais Quoi Free With Purchase


Eric Wright was once a Lagerfeldian soldier at Chanel, but he was conjuring a different sort of French girl last night at Façonnable’s Spring 2010 presentation. “It’s Carla Bruni walking down the street in jeans and a V-neck sweater,” said Wright, dressed in a charcoal chalk-stripe jacket of his own design. “You know how French girls look on vacation? That’s what I want to bring to the collection.” Wright’s agenda at the Nice-based label is injecting Riviera-strength ease, color, and, yes, je ne sais quoi into those pieces that seem everyday until you get up close to see the royal purple zip on a tangerine linen parka or the airy softness and perfect cut of brightly dyed rolled-up chinos. Wright’s color sense is totally infectious. I suspect that a set of sherbet-hued cardigans with contrast trims was the subject of many mental try-ons at the label’s crowded event. “I’m not afraid of color,” he explained. “It’s a part of me that was away for a while because I was dealing with a look that was much more graphic.”

Photo: Courtesy of Facconable

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