Debutant designer Kim Jones was thinking with finance rather than fanfare in mind for his first Paris showing. With a strong export market to support it was a sensible balance of contemporary tweaking and classic pieces, which most pundits will expect to evolve in coming seasons. Don’t hold your breath though, the mix of navy, camel and stone shades speaks an internationally commercial tongue that Jones’ fd won’t want to see abandoned.
Narrow db suits came in black with a teaming of white shirt and tie. Raglan sleeve panelled knits were offered in geometric intarsia panelling while duffel coats and flannel blousons updated retro coat styles.