Dear iDEALS, the Viktor & Rolf Monsieur Spring/Summer 2013 collection reflects the house's approach to a smart gentleman, with unexpected twists in detail. Inspired by the vibrant colors and relaxed silhouettes of India, the collection merges a layered, soft silhouette with a traditional sartorial approach. The juxtaposition of these two worlds creates a colorful collection with an elegant, relaxed attitude. The silhouettes are a combination of summer tailoring layered with light, easy pieces.
Colorful tunics peak out through the range and have a relaxed summer fit. A house classic trench in terracotta is lightweight and unexpectedly lined with the signature spectacles-print, an iconic print for Monsieur.
The tuxedo in summer wool-silk is freshly done in a dove grey resulting in a modern, chic approach to evening wear. New in the range, the light constructed jacket, worn here with Jodhpur trousers, results in a definitive silhouette.
The traditional, western herringbone print is modernly re-interpreted in variations: jacquards for tuxedo jackets, hand-drawn all over for lightweight wool suiting, cotton shirts and nylon outerwear pieces and by hand-embroidered mirrors in herringbone patterns on evening wear, knitwear and t-shirts.
A palette of salmon and oranges ranging from pale to bright are the highlight seasonal colors against classical contrasts of white, black, midnight and beige. Composed of a combination of brushed leather, canvas, mirrored leather, or suede, the shoes and bags compliment the relaxed elegance of the collection. Loafers, lace-ups and ankle boots offer a masculine, refined, structured look; while the sneakers, sandals and bags round out the collection with their effortless chic wearability.