Fashion
  • Photography Sara Cimino
  • Text Nazanin Shahnavaz
  • 25th June 2017

Visual rush

Véronique Nichanian showcased her latest menswear offering inside the breathtaking campus of the Cloître des Cordeliers. Beneath the lazy canopy of trees, the parade of models entered the cobbled runway, snaking their way through an array of plump flowering shrubs and majestic stone arches.

For SS18, the silhouettes borrowed details from iconic youth tribes of the 20th Century: we saw a contemporary rendition of the ‘50s American college jacket; a peppering of Mod-style parkas and polo-shirts and several shiny retro shell-suits worn with tailored blazers and topstitch coats. It may sound like a mish-mash of references, but Nichanian – as always – kept things sophisticated. She counterpointed the more casual pieces with formal wear and kept to a restricted colour palette of burgundy, ash and camel throughout. Next spring, expect a vibrant new energy to Nichanian’s understated and quietly conceptual aesthetic.