With the likes of Dior, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs on his CV, Alexandre Mattiussi must be doing something right, and his fashion label Ami seems to be just that, emerging in 2011.
Since then, Ami has evolved and improved, and Mattiussi had his Spring/Summer ’14 collection strutted down the runway at Paris Fashion Week recently, presenting his material knowledge and ability to create fashionable practicality.
Alexandre Mattiussi’s latest collection seems to draw on the concept of ‘smart, casual’, quite dramatically, as Paris’s runway witnessed the ‘Camouflage Printed Canvas Short-Sleeved Button-Down Shirt’, worn with white trousers, oxblood slip-ons and a denim jacket tied around the model’s waist.
Other combinations from Mattiussi included the Ami Camouflage Chino paired with a burgundy blazer, with the addition of some loudly coloured ‘Leather and Canvas Low-Rise Runner Sneakers’. Although words may not do the latest Ami roster justice, these seemingly outlandish groupings and pallets seem to work impeccably.
Outlandish however, is not something that deters one Alexandre Mattiussi, as his repetition of tropical and camouflage print fit into his S/S ’14 collection effortlessly. These busy designs coexist with the structures of formal jackets and suit trousers. The Eton-esque ‘College Stripes Carrot Fit Trousers’ presents a somewhat risqué design that works well with the classic suit trouser garment, as Mattiussi regularly does with great success.
Although the young Parisian’s label Ami covers each end of the fashion spectrum, from sweaters to chinos, his accessories are also notable. Staying true to form, camouflage backpacks are of course available, as are a variety of caps, belts and laptop cases. A ‘jack of all trades’ is not, however, what Mattiussi is, as these faultless pieces accompanied the models so naturally down the French runway.
Despite his relatively fresh status on the scene, fashion designer Mattiussi, and his ever-expanding masterpiece that is Ami, are sure to make regular appearances on runways worldwide, as well as in the wardrobes of the male fashion-conscious.
See more of Alexandre’s collection here – amiparis.fr