Launched a year ago by designer Luke Meier and his partner Arnaud Faeh, OAMC is a men’s brand that fuses function with luxury in an innovative and refined collection that is infused with a strong sportswear influence.
After two seasons of private presentations hosted in their Paris showroom where they managed to secure some of the best retailers from around the globe as customers and snag an official spot on the Paris men’s fashion week calendar, the duo is ready to take the brand to the next level. Literally, since the theme for the fall collection is “flight.”
Meier said the idea can be interpreted in different ways and they started their journey looking first at nature, specifically birds and feathers, and then moved into extensive research on flying machines, specifically those with technical and military attributes.
That translates into peacoats made from a specially developed wool jacquard in an overblown feather motif, a military flight suit crafted from a luxurious dark wool gabardine, and a green bomber jacket in ultra light nylon with drawstring details on curved sleeves that were inspired by pilot jumpsuits. While the military details are visible, they’re all done with a refined hand.
A growing offering of accessories with the same precise eye for details includes sneakers made from bonded leather and nylon and with rope braiding detail at the back, as well as big utilitarian backpacks with soft nylon straps that are reminiscent of a seat belt on a plane or a dog tag covered with sheepskin.
The show will offer up around 14 looks under a big white parachute umbrella in the set of an old chapel in the 10th area of Paris, and for the first time, Meier and Faeh will include a couple of women’s looks as well.