Saturday, February 14, 2009

APC Spring/Summer 2009

Long known for their beautifully cut raw jeans, APC has been the focus of some criticism with its most recent collection of Spring/Summer 2009. The argument basically follows that APC is not doing anything new or creative, it is just the same designs as previous seasons.

I understand the argument and in reality it is a fair criticism. There is simply not much innovation going on with the brand. They are safe, focused, and deliberate in their collections.


That is what I like about them. They are a French, minimalist brand who season after season produces high quality, stylish clothes, for both men and women. The materials are quality, the cuts are slim, and the designs are classic.

If it ain't broken don't fix it.

That being said, I am not a big fan of the Nike collaboration. The boat shoes on the other hand are fantastic. I am also liking the slim cut navy suit, a must in any wardrobe.

I will continue supporting the brand, I just wish they would bring a retail outlet to Canada.


hc said...

i'm a fan of minimalism myself, after traditionalism, but APC should stop playing so safe..they do have great craft, just wish they're creative department, or better yet - guts, would follow.

i mean, i can get this at j. crew, no?

theKcloset said...

great shoes! I am loving the loafers right now for men. very traditional.

thestyleadvisor said...

Thanks for the comments.

HC: You are right that the creativity of the label is lacking lately, but I still find most of their pieces very nicely designed, and most importantly wearable.

Your J. Crew comment is well founded, but I think they, amoung other labels, have taken their inspiration (lately) from APC's finely crafted slim basics that have been around for years..

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