Jour/né designers Lou Menais, Léa Sabban and Jerry Journo dedicated their show to India, but British eccentricity was the linking thread, in a wardrobe hooked on Wes Anderson’s “The Darjeeling Limited” and the end of British colonial rule on the subcontinent.
Their eclectic, merch-friendly spin centered on contemporary updates on the tweed suit — worn with knee-high men’s socks — interspersed with slim wrap dresses masquerading as men’s silk dressing gowns, belted coats in boiled wool, vivid jacquard cardigans and the like.
The exoticism of India came through only in the occasional pop of color like the total-look hot orange ribbed sweatshirt and skirt, and crafty patchwork suits with colored ribbons in a palette of burgundy and navy shot with green, turquoise and mustard, which were lovely.
A sporty theme was woven throughout, pairing baggy pants in pale pink Lurex with off-the-shoulder ruffled blouses, and houndstooth hoodies encircled with pearl-strand belts. Then there was the brand’s Nike hook-up: customized white Nike VaporMax 2017 sneakers tricked out with rows of pearls.