Jean Touitou gathered small groups of editors in A.P.C.'s Left Bank headquarters to walk them through the Spring 2014 collection.
Jean Touitou gathered small groups of editors in A.P.C.'s Left Bank headquarters to walk them through the Spring 2014 collection. With a piano player quietly turning out original renditions of hip-hop tunes in the background, models came out in styles that proved Touitou's statement that "fashion is proportion." Chambray dresses, including a rope-belted version from the Vanessa Seward-designed capsule, were perfect for Summer, while the array of jumpsuits were the epitome of French cool, especially when paired with a flat sandal created for the brand by monks. The section aimed at cocktail ("not night-night, but not day-day") were perfectly insouciant, while saddlebag purses in vegetable-tanned leather were their natural mates. As for Touitou's assertion that women dress up to look good for other women, we tend to believe that we'd garner plenty of compliments in these pieces from both genders (but we'd be shocked if our girlfriends didn't covet those shirtdresses).
Photos courtesy of A.P.C.