Alexandre Mattiussi built an airport lounge complete with baggage claim, palm trees and a telephone booth in the concrete halls of Palais de Tokyo, in front of which male travelers were busy getting from A to B. If only all airport arrivals looked this suave.
The collection was built on separates, more tailored than usual. There were black canvas and camouflage parkas and Prince of Wales checks for either suit pants or blazers that in turn were paired with tailored shirts or knitted sweaters.
“I mixed more this time,” said Mattiussi, who took cues from “the fabrics we bring home from vacation” — be it Marrakesh or a tropical island — which translated into raffia and jungle motifs on a range of tailored classics. This collection is going places.