PARIS, March 10, 2010/ FW/ — Known for their love of “street” fashion (they actually invented it!) husband and wife design team Marithé & François Girbaud re-imagined the classic silhouettes by giving it an urban pizzazz.
Take the school uniform for example. Modified to be a separate in black & blue checks, the skirt were given Cracker Jack front, with a folded flap as if it was originally a work overall! White blouse with a baby collar was adorned with a tiny black tie and layered under as short cropped jacket made of the same material as the blouse!
The coat dress did not escape the Girbaud’s either. Beginning with the low-waist trousers that are loose at the hip level then slowly narrows towards the hem, Marithé & François Girbaud then worked on the “coat” that they visually cut in half. One side was long sleeves in blue and white tartan while the other side is “sleeveless” (thus showing the white blouse underneath) and was separated just below the waistline!
And for those who like color, check out the high collared red coat with a detachable hood that surprisingly enough opens up to become a normal blouson jacket!
[MARI DAVIS & LIDIA BARDINA]
Photos courtesy of Marithé & François Girbaud