Maxime Simoëns took his men’s wear label to a more elevated stomping ground for spring, shifting away somewhat from the sporty feel of his earlier collections with an offering inspired by an urban jungle.

Graffiti prints — worked all over on a slimline suit in one of the more extravagant looks — mingled with dark jungle jacquard suits and bomber jackets, embroidered beetle sweatshirts and structured bi-color or coated denim. Mixed in with the more elaborate looks were soft Tencel pajama pants in a blue-gray hue and casual striped shirts that lightened the tone.

While sportswear was still a major part of the lineup — cue tech fabric parkas in the same luxuriant prints and a gold lamé shellsuit that verged on camp territory, for example — the feel, treatments and fabrics used made for a more distinct vision that echoed in many ways Simoëns’ now defunct women’s label with its controlled sensuality.

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