While you probably don’t want to think about the dreaded winter months at the moment, we have something that we think might just change your mind. French Connection have released their AW15 lookbook, showcasing a collection that is daring, bold, and exciting.
The collection is driven by the notion that the key to fashion is understated pieces teamed effortlessly together. The core winter offering is all about minimalistic contrasts: simple yet bang on trend.
Continuing the theme of effortless style, subtle statements are found hidden in hemlines, exposed only when rolled up and made the focal point.
The signature ‘F’ logo features throughout as an emblem of high-end style and ingenious design. It is touches like this that ties the collection together.
A pre-collection capsule of transitional staples focuses firmly on denim. A simplified style guide owes to a cleaner silhouette, where trousers are offered in regular, skinny and extra skinny cuts. An emphasis on ‘Rip and Repair’ abrasions is a key feature throughout.
While style is, of course, key in a collection, comfort is just as important. As the brand themselves have states, “Comfort is key for AW15 and it’s important that pieces feel as good as they look”.
Shirts come in thicker fabrics, a piqué polo top reworks the classic cotton style, and sweats are indulgent and plush, backed in soft fleece. Neoprene is introduced here, marking a new, stronger shape for the off-duty yet style-focused man.
It is essential that collections are weatherproof: French Connection’s selection of outerwear ensure you are protected whatever the weather. A Navy anorak is functional yet light, whilst the winter coat is warm, hooded, and offered in bright white.
Accessories make an outfit. Red and Yellow bags are structural and oversized, providing a burst of colour against the darker palette of black, navy and grey.
French Connection’s AW15 collection might just have you wishing for the colder seasons. Is it too early to start writing our Christmas wish lists?