A.P.C just released its collaboration with designer Vanessa Seward for the Autumn/Winter 2012 capsule collection.
The collection remains true to both designers; A.P.C’s simplistic and straight-forward aesthetic is only heightened by Vanessa’s taste of glamour and eveningwear. There are three main fabric stories within the capsule: brocade, lurex and silk mousseline, and printed jacquard silk, all of which are mixed and carefully woven between a various colorpaths, and make for both evening and day elements.
All fabrics source from what is previously known as Soieries Abrahman, an early couturier supplier working for Balenciaga and Yves Saint Laurent, among others designers, and all garments are produced in artisan units in France and Italy. And upholding A.P.C’s philosophy of accessibility, the collection’s outlook margin and price are reduced—just one of Jean’s subtle comments on today’s economical and sociological condition.
Vanessa started with typical A.P.C. shapes, but added a sexier touch of femininity by raising and belting waists and narrowing shoulders. By teaming with A.P.C’s personal atelier, Vanessa collection is filled with highly desired tunic and blouse dresses, shoes and jewelry.