You all better not get in my way when the AW08 Rykiel collection lands. You have been warned.
I’m a lover of leopard print as I’ve previously mentioned, but trust Rykiel Homme to make it the absolute chic-est it can be. On cobalt blue and shocking pink it looked electrifying and splashed all over the hooded jacket it was so tough it screamed “Oi you! You laughing at my jacket?”. Ok, not screamed, roared.
Elsewhere, a magenta overcoat was sharp enough to cut diamonds and a black and grey twin-set managed to look quite street really. I also liked the extra large grey marl which appeared on preppy sports jackets and sweat pants.
This is the beauty of Rykiel Homme – they have the ability to translate a look into casual and formal styles but still retain the coherence of the collection. It’s really very clever. Full marks.
[Pics via Catwalking]