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Courrèges Fall 2013

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Label: Courrèges, run by Jacques Bungert and Frédéric Torloting

Need to Know: André Courrèges turns ninety this week, but the house he ran with his wife Coqueline for over fifty years is attempting to work up a youthquake. Since it was acquired a couple of years ago by business partners and former ad men Jacques Bungert and Frédéric Torloting, the label has been quietly boosting its wares on all fronts, reimagining the Courrèges look in modern cuts and fabrics for a new generation. For instance, the fall collection includes a black and white woven shift and white zip-up dress in a specially-made textured silver weave, as well as the house’s iconic cape, vinyl bomber, and “100″ dress in vibrant hues. Colorful sunglasses and handbags plus reborn fragrances round out the current offerings. And there are even rumblings of possible new iterations of the electric cars the designer began toying with in the late sixties.

He Says: “We’re not going the traditional route. There’s no star designer, no fashion shows,” notes Bungert. “I like to say we’re ‘making haste slowly’ in building a creative platform.”

Where to Find It: Exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue and www.courreges.com.

Photo: François Goizé

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