As a reader of M.I.S.S. we can automatically assume you exhibit a few qualities: you’re fashion forward, not afraid to take style risks, and you always want to know what’s about to be hot on the streets. Which is why you’ll probably fall hard for the collaboration between French company Pyrenex and fashion wonder kid Alexis Mabille. The two forces have combined to bring forth a collection of futuristic outerwear that’s sure to spice up any winter wardrobe. Your navy pea coat and brown bomber jacket might get jealous, but with Pyrenex’s fur-collared jackets and shiny half-zip down pullovers fighting for your attention, it’s an easy guess as who’s going to win out.
If you’re not familiar with Alexis Mabille, you most certainly will recognize his houses of employment. Starting out as an apprentice at Ungaro and Nina Ricci, Mabille eventually found himself employed at powerhouse Christian Dior, where he created fine jewelry for John Galliano. In ’05, Mabille branched out on his own to create a ready-to-wear clothing line as well as a line of bowties. Mabille hasn’t been doing half bad for himself, as he’s been featured in publications such as ELLE, W, Teen Vogue, and Marie Claire (and that’s not even the full list).
With his experience at high-fashion locales, it’s no surprise that Mabille’s designs are fashion forward, embracing a futuristic feel. Think of it as bringing high fashion to the masses – the pieces are wearable for anyone. For instance, the fur-collared bomber jacket that comes in gold, black, or blue is the perfect way to stay warm this winter without sacrificing your style to a drab overcoat. (There’s also a double-breasted denim version, complete with fur collar.) You’ll also find a super shiny half-zip silver pullover, which might be so funky it’s fantastic – and definitely requires some fashion courage to pull off. (The same goes for the full-zip gold version. We dare you!)
A personal favorite is the down vest, which you’ll find in black or gold. Vests are a necessity in anyone’s winter wardrobe – you can dress them up or down, depending on the weather. Mabille’s gold and black versions are a step up from basic winter colors (shades of gray? No thanks!); sure to cure any form of the winter blues. Think of how fabulous they’d look paired with a chunky sweater! We’re also loving the button-down-bomber hybrid jacket, seeing as it incorporates the oh-so-popular military influence with a classic winter staple. Fashion forward but almost vintage, if it’s even possible! Speaking of fashion forward, one of the standout pieces of the collection is the down capelet, which features plaid-trimmed pockets and comes in navy. Rounding out the collection are classic winter staples: down vests and jackets, flattering on anyone.
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