For Spring Summer 2012 Nicole Farhi is looking forward to the upcoming Olympic Games in London.
A metropolitan collection with a reference to modern sports equipment and a look back to retro ones. This collection is inspired by the cult film Chariots of Fire and images of the Olympics in 1908, also linked to traditional British sports games such as championship rowing, fencing and horseback riding.
Technological innovation, performance and comfort, are applied to formal men’s clothing:ergonomic cuts distinguish the collection. The seams are sealed and fabrics within the classical male wardrobe are treated with new techniques and finishes.
Canvas and linen are paired with a technical jersey for contrasting combinations. The trench coat is re-examined with a double construction so that the jersey is shown. The cricket jersey combines the classic cable stitch with a thermo impression to give a scuba effect. The typical rowing blazer is pinstripped by laser.
The color palette focuses on neutral tones and gray melange. The chalky white fades on chino and khaki, and the blue sugar paper turns to navy and accent is given by shades of lime.
Special thanks to Simone Rizzo Photographer