Blue Les Copains Spring/Summer 2016 features a distinct nod to boho seventies chic, illustrated with 15 classic sportswear looks in a variety of juxtaposed materials from poplin paired with suede, to deep-dyed denim and chiffon and perforated leather. The collection starts with dark indigo accented by pops of red, blue and crisp whites. Bold geometric patterns and daisy prints reflect a retro inspiration, further accented by scattered suede fringe detailing, silk handkerchiefs and undone laced-up pieces. The collection transitions into graphic black and white pieces with hints of khaki, tempering the season’s pronounced color palette and brought to life by brocades and bold stripes. Structured jackets, expertly tailored wide-leg cropped pants, and fashionable handbags complete the Blue Les Copains offering with a modern affirmation toward non-conformity and effortless ease of wear.
This NYFW presentation styled by Natalie Joos took place in the lavish penthouse lounge of the Boom Boom Room at the Top of the Standard. Guests including Julia Restoin Roitfeld and Hilary Swank sipped champagne and noshed on light bites while taking in the Italian luxury label's sophomore RTW collection against stunning views of Manhattan. Fresh and minimal hair and makeup by Paul Andrew and MAC Cosmetics respectively were an apt complement to these stylishly laid back looks. I tend to enjoy this type of fashion show format more than formal runway shows because you can really get a good look at the clothes and I definitely marveled at the wearability of these pieces as well as how easily they could be incorporated into one's existing wardrobe. And I might be coveting a denim trench now.
What do you think of this collection? Do any looks stand out to you?