Brand: Aimé Leon Dore
Season: Spring/Summer 2018
Key Pieces: Tie-dyed seersucker sets, embroidered script logo reverse fleece hoodies, one-button lightweight wool suits, cashmere varsity jackets, climbing shorts, and colorful suede Wallabee-style sneakers.
Editor’s Notes: Teddy Santis' collection gets progressively better with each iteration. Known for his enriching visual universe executed through beautifully shot lookbooks, Instagram, and in-store installations, his clothing is finally beginning to reflect the intersection between aspirational fashion with a sense of global cosmopolitan style. He's able to bridge the gap between the fantasy of fashion and the reality of dressing for a bustling city where modes of dress have to toe the line between versatile wearability and upscale appeal.
New Yorkers in Paris are easy to spot, especially during fashion week. Glued to their phones (shout out to Google maps and WhatsApp), and seemingly at ease in a foreign place, they're the type of non-tourist who can adapt to the culture of a global city but only really feel comfortable calling the Big Apple "home." These clothes are that type of person's jet-setting outfit. Eminently wearable with an upscale attitude, there's still an undeniable luxe quality to hand-dyed seersucker sets, and bold corduroy trucker jackets in shades of pink, royal blue, and forest green stand out in a good way, offering what the French would refer to as a certain je ne sais quois.
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