Juxtaposition was the concept behind Loris Diran’s spring collection, which mixed tailored and athletic-feeling pieces. Working within a tight set of colors — blue, gray, beige and brown — Diran presented strong knits, classic blazers and double-breasted jackets with either slim, cropped pants or in drop-crotch, jodhpur styles. Contrasting swirl panels placed on outerwear added a subtle dimension to the offering.
When Diran wasn’t playing with opposing ideas, he was thinking about texture and worked with fabrics ranging from Neoprene to a perma-creased gabardine.
Although the designer showed a sophisticated level of restraint, some pieces, specifically the slim, drop-crotch pants, felt out of place.