Established in 1988 and well known for its minimalist, military approach to fashion, A.P.C. has become a go-to for its denim range over the last couple of decades. However, the most recent collection from the Parisian ready-to-wear brand demonstrates that it is anything but a one trick pony.
True to its trademark simplicity, the newest collection for AW13 includes a plethora of wardrobe staples that are given a contemporary spin, lifting a format which has been successful for years and bringing it bang up to date.
The collection features a wide range of outerwear, which includes wool coats (mostly in textured greys), duffels and a plethora of cropped jackets. These come in a variety of styles – from bombers to formal pieces to worker wear inspired – each with unique detailing that includes everything from shearling linings to statement zips.
As ever, the cuts are simple but a touch of character and interest is brought to each garment through the placement of pockets, zips and leather patches. A stand out piece is the overdyed denim jacket in rusty red, which embodies the expert use of denim the brand is renowned for whilst also embracing the new trend for casual, mod-style tailoring.
Pieces are generally styled with various plain and patterned collared shirts, round neck jumpers and slim fit jeans or trousers, whilst boots toughen up the aesthetic.
Overall, the collection has a fifties vibe to it – think diners and drive ins – and draws on influences from both classic ‘Americana’ collegiate styling and British mod culture. The result is an exciting amalgamation of the two, helping to create a fresh, clean set of looks that embrace a more youthful approach to fashion.