“Who’s that man?” you may ask. Gaspard Yurkievich is indeed a mystery of sorts to many people this side of the Atlantic. This Paris-based designer is beloved by hordes of fashion editors and a targeted, but very influential, group of clients. With this international clientele in tow, he shows very original collections season after season, much to their delight.
The Yurkievich look can be perplexing. He does favor the experimental and produces clothing that unfamiliar eyes may struggle to understand at first. He is a great tailor after all, knows fashion history well, and is someone who enjoys rewriting the rules.
Various editors coined this current season’s luxurious line-up as “Impeccable Tailoring meets Shameless Bling.” As usual, he did not disappoint with the experimental. He delivered a youthful sportswear collection peppered with dashes of color –the result being both stylish and polished.
The originality comes with the simplicity of the silhouettes and the textile choices, the way he tailors, cuts and layers pieces, as well as his use of colors and furs. Or, should we say colorful fur details? Seriously, he used dyed mink the way other designers would use satin or lace to trim and accent their looks.
As surprising as the idea may appear at first, these looks definitely work. The cowl neck details are sharp and chic; some of the ribbon-like trims are not only beautiful, but also really modern. And that’s what fashion is really about.
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