With the first rays of sun comes the time of weekends spent outside. Gatherings with friends and long walks on schedule, grab your Vichys and print your picnic stories.
The pattern that takes its name from the French town Vichy (known for producing cotton fabrics) is "in" this season but very "in". Which means that you cannot almost wear too much of it. If you thought it was reserved to the unused apron that sits in your kitchen, you are totallly wrong Mr.! The cool colours are red and green to mix or to wear alone. No matter your mood as long as you pick from the Vichy basket. Not to say that it matches perfectly the sandwich menu you have prepared for your lunch on the grass - sorry - we meant your "Déjeuner sur l'herbe" - more chic, indeed.At D&G the offered selection as been very much thought after as you have an alternative if the “full-on- Vichy” is not really your cup of tea. Called the Hawaiian print and stamped on shirts or jackets, it simply freshens up a look and makes it cool in the heat. Needless to mention that you must pair it with something simple and smart: a classic pair of chinos for example. If you have a doubt on the shape of your trousers, they should be straight and rolled up at the ankle. A bit preppy, very fifties, the new garden entry code is for any man who wants to be casual but to remain ahead of the laidback pack.The 3 piece- ensemble composed of a knitted sweater, a shirt and a pair of shorts is versatile enough for you to play with; the jumper can be placed on the shoulder or on the hips, and shorts are to reveal some matching the shirt vichy prints underlining. The trendyness of these picnic inspired outfits lies in details, such as the bowling collars that is to be found on polos but also on shirts. Depending on your preferences, cover up with a college alike bomber jacket or a tailored blazer with a loose appeal.The last pinch of spice to add on your fashion menu: sunglasses. Very much retro, think warefare styles dyed in red, green or even Vichy... Yes, again. As told previously, you just cannot get enough.To punctuate your look and conclude your grocery and shopping lists, add some raffia cotton shoes and why not a ducktail haircut.. If you dare.
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Styled by Yuri Ahn.
Text by Delphine Hervieu.
Fashion Show photo by: Monica Feudi,Gianni Pucci
Backstage photos by: Luca Cannonieri and Michele Morosi, Dennis Valle