For Autumn/Winter 2016, Jean-Claude Jitrois transported us to the 70s with a military infused aura. Going beyond leather and fur, Jitrois experimented with a reversible Alpaca coat and a standout leopard jacket of printed calf hair. High-neck stretch suede dresses that zipped up to the jawline exuded a sports-luxe vibe, while oversized belts cinched waists for a bolder feminine touch. Overlooking the collection as a whole, it was evident that the Jitrois woman loves a good party in either a fiery dress with zippers that allow her to reveal as much as she wants, or Bordeaux-kissed A-line dress with large gemstones.
“This collection uses a varied array of symbols expressing all sorts of fights and journeys, ones of life, joy, and seduction,” Jitrois explained. “For Autumn/Winter 2016, I want to be in this new world with the women at the forefront of it, giving them the tools to be powerful, in action and in communication, and in line with our time.”
This time around, the French designer introduced new denim of faux leather, more accessible and furthermore adding to the elegantly casual aspect of the collection. Mustard yellow and tattoo rose prints injected a hint of grunge to an overall “far out” ready-to-wear collection. In this framework, Jitrois again proved his multifaceted nature in designing accessible, luxurious dresses and suits for the woman who wants to embrace change.
Words / Sheri Chiu