EXCLUSIVE: Christian Lacroix Menswear S/S13

Sacha Walckhoff shares a moodboard image from a collection full of collage prints and controlled colours

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Christian Lacroix Menswear S/S13 moodboard image c
Christian Lacroix Menswear S/S13 moodboard image courtesy of Christian Lacroix for Dazed Digital

Opening with a simple series of colour blocked looks of yellows, blues and greens, Christian Lacroix's menswear offering under the creative direction of Sacha Walckhoff seemed a simple one at first. Beautifully cut shirts paired with slightly cropped looser trousers opened the show. As things got going and as the soundtrack picked up pace, so did the feel and mood of the models and the clothes they were wearing. In keeping with the tweaked-classic theme, a series of white pieces entered the runway, bomber jackets, nylon sports jackets, shirts and trousers. Print began to take over and looking back to the Lacroix heritage, a flamboyant, sporty feel was adopted into the collection. Collagey, graphic print t-shirts were layered under those white jackets again in a way that was a bit 90s – not the 90s as we think of as grunge, rave or minimalist, it was a reference that touched on Lacroix from that period. 

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