Ç ×Façonnable’s Ready to Fly-------
There are adventure travelers, and then there’s Mira Mikati. An accomplished surfer, the creative director of Ç ×Façonnable is fresh off her first kite-surfing vacation. Looking tanned and relaxed in her Paris showroom, Mikati says that someday she’s going to do something she’s always dreamed of: show up at the airport with a mix of stuff in her suitcase, then grab a ticket for wherever the next flight on the departure board might take her. That “permanent vacation” mind-set comes through in a Fall ’14 collection filled with easy-to-layer pieces that pick up on Ç ×Façonnable’s sunny Riviera spirit, then touch down in Tokyo with kimono-inspired floral-print pajama suits in orange and green.
Speaking of pajamas, meet the “smyjama,” a smoking/pajama hybrid designed to travel from day to night—a useful quality whether or not you’re hopping time zones. Variations range from a sharply tailored white jacket with flocked velvet tree branches reaching down from one shoulder to a fluid pajama-cut velvet number in deep gray-blue. Seasonless basics include the brand’s signature scuba tops, felted wool tees, and a white perfecto with knit sleeves that would be right at home anywhere.
Garance Doré-lensed lookbook photos of model-writer-mother Candela Novembre, which debut exclusively here, capture the Fall range’s spirit.