• Text Alex Baker
  • 23rd January 2017

Neon lit

Bringing the Parisian streets indoors, AMI designer Alexandre Mattiussi presented his FW17 collection under neon signs inspired by the city’s evening glow.

At the Cité de la Mode et du Design Mattiussi’s night owls came ready made for urban living. Wrapped up against the minus degree weather outside, statement coats were prominent throughout in tones resembling the city’s lights: ranging from vibrant yellows, reds and blues to urban greys and rich browns.

A 90s theme has run through many of this season’s collections, from Dior Homme’s ravers to the baggy nu-metal boys at Palm Angels. AMI designer Alexandre Mattiussi too was feeling nostalgic for the decade. Cue white Velcro trainers and black suede lace ups on model’s feet, and britpop-esque check patterns and bold primary colours reminiscent of Blur’s iconic The Best Of album artwork by Julian Opie. Speaking of which, girls and boys walked in unison: “street’s like a jungle,” indeed.