A.P.C. is going back to its roots. Mixing androgynous aesthetics far more than in recent seasons, founder Jean Touitou said he wanted to evoke a certain sexual “ambivalence” with his spring offering. “It doesn’t mean I want to do something that’s unisex, but I think a woman is much more sexy when she is ambivalent,” he said.
Masculine overalls in indigo denim were matched with a ruffle-necked white shirt, and blazers were paired with low-rise chino pants and men’s shirts and worn with flat “babouche” slippers. Even the dresses, crafted from navy or black crepe, were cut on the bias, framing, rather than fitting the body with a pleasing simplicity.
“I wanted to talk about styling and cut,” said Touitou. One example was a sheath that wrapped around the body before rising to one shoulder, where it was fixed in place with a buckled leather strap that crossed the shoulder diagonally; another dress featured a drape of fabric that could be worn loose or knotted around the neck like a shawl.