Julien David’s fall offering was an exercise in lightweight workwear dressing. Workwear, he explained backstage, is often portrayed with a vintage aesthetic, though he gave it a futuristic spin via clever plays of fabrics, his forte.
David bonded Japanese stretch denim with jersey to create an ultraductile material, which he molded into round and roomy ensembles of cropped pants and shirt jackets. He put his sculptural talent to the test by conceiving a handsome run of capes that were reversible, light and practical — like most of the high-energy lineup.
While the collection turned sportier in the second half, it maintained a relaxed level of style thanks to top-stitched tunic sweaters and matching denim trousers with flap pockets on the sides, and laminated nylon parkas boasting an elegant matte finish.
Minus the eccentric, spiked silver hair, which took cues from manga culture, David’s fall silhouettes were versatile, rendered in blue-grey or blue-white combinations.