Julien David’s gang of chic surfers is a quirky bunch. They wore cheeky parkas made from paraffin-coated cotton, cut in the shape of a swallow-tailed coat and paired with boardshorts and bow ties, while a live jazz orchestra performed “Doin’ Basie’s Thing” and “Teddy the Toad.”
The French designer landed a six-season collaboration with California surf brand Quiksilver and showed the first fruits of that, including UV-resistant wet suits chalked with tuxedo lapels and a frilly jabot.
Elsewhere, David’s signature city suits turned into baggy Bermudas matched with seersucker double-breasted blazers, embroidered with little surfboards. The knitwear was creative and swanky: voluminous culottes and matching two-toned sweater combinations that tapped into the loungewear deluxe trend.