For the British label’s Paris debut, creative director Claire Malcolm mined the late Hardy Amies’ style and the rarefied world that Cecil Beaton chronicled — from the Thirties through to the Sixties. But her appealing lineup of sharp, single-breasted suits looked modern, not retro, in shades of white, royal blue and navy, particularly when a printed parka was tossed over. Prints nodded to times past, such as a faded geometric motif on light cotton shirts and a kaleidoscopic ice blue and white print done on a tuxedo jacket.

For the British label’s Paris debut, creative director Claire Malcolm mined the late Hardy Amies’ style and the rarefied world that Cecil Beaton chronicled — from the Thirties through to the Sixties. But her appealing lineup of sharp, single-breasted suits looked modern, not retro, in shades of white, royal blue and navy, particularly when a printed parka was tossed over. Prints nodded to times past, such as a faded geometric motif on light cotton shirts and a kaleidoscopic ice blue and white print done on a tuxedo jacket.

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