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Julien David FW15 | Fashion Show | Paris Fashion Week

This fundamentals of this collection are equestrian and military.  Clever mixture of colours are then applied to make them more visually appealing such as contrasting colour lapels and  threading for the quilts.  Vivid embroidery is also heavily used on coats, collars, trousers and dresses. It is called the Zig Zag Camo Cording.

These craftsmanship subdues the harshness of the basic ideology, making them suitable for both the strong and meek fashion personalities.

The wool jacquard combat shoes which complete most of the looks seem comfortable and warm enough to trot around the city when the cold sets in.

If you want to layer on this autumn/winter without looking like the Michelin tire mascot, take the cue from Julien David.  Silk shirts in the varieties of crepe and twill first.  Then ultra light high cut nylon parka before piling on the quilted or Peruvian wool jackets and coats.

It is no brainer to start from thin to thick when it comes to layering. However the degree of ply at each stage has to be thought out. It has to look as if you have thrown them on nonchalantly (for the cool factor).

The show opened with the model wearing an embroidered napped quilted cotton coat. I got instantly switched on for I love quilted outer wears. I have them in Burberry, Barbour and Hobbs. They are my spring and autumn staples and have served me well for years. When I am ready to replace them with a runway label, I think Julien David’s quilted cotton coat will be the one….

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