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'Rugged Sports' is theme of new French Connection line
Sep '13
French Connection AW13 menswear showcases an updated selection of outerwear. Rugged sports themes run throughout the collection as walking and hiking style pieces wholeheartedly embrace the great outdoors.

Rich autumnal colours of burnt orange, mustard yellow and burgundy pop against monochrome tones creating a clean, preppy look for the winter season giving extra texture by contrast fabrics, embroidery and repeat prints.

The season begins with a transitional package of varsity inspired menswear which offers lighter layers to build up a winter silhouette. Chinos and light weight waxed jackets are updated with a fresh winter colour palette and teamed with college stripes, oxford button downs and colour blocked knits.

The rich pine needle greens, Bordeaux reds and delft blues are mixed with bold golden yellow to demonstrate the strong influence of university sports teams which offer a modern edge to casual dressing. Highlights include university striped piping’s seen across shirts and tees and contrast stitching to reinforce the sartorial and sports mix.

As the season progresses, the layers become increasingly warmer with chunky knits and quilted jackets. Slick marine Melton coats are offered with modern sportswear trims and detailing.

The look is contemporary and military focused and the silhouette is slim and sharp. The colour palette is dark and classic with rich pops of twilight blue and deep plums to enhance the seasonal black and white runway trend.

Venturing deeper into winter, inspiration is taken from Shackletons polar expeditions with a nod to vintage styling. Removable fur trims are key with the emphasis on comfort and warmth.

Further vintage references are found in over dyed flannel shirts and pigment over dyed tees. Colours are equally retro with old tobacco and charcoal mélange taking centre stage and sit back to sharp highlights of robin red and bubblegum blue.

In contrast, FC Jeans takes inspiration from the sea with references to the iconic seafarer style. With oil waxed Harrington style jackets, the seafarer trend has been well and truly covered. Super soft, easy washed out fabrics are given the nautical treatment with the traditional stripes appearing inside and out on polo neck tees and classic shirting.

Autumnal colours are offered in abundance with a focus on the great outdoors. Stepping into the wilderness, checked flannel shirts with engineered check sections and colourful windbreaker jackets all make up this colourful collection for Autumn Winter 2013.

About French Connection India

Founded in 1972 by Stephen Marks, French Connection, the edgy, attitudinal, high street British fashion brand set out to create well-designed and fashion-forward clothing with a quirky spin on design. With more than 1,500 outlets across 25 countries worldwide, French Connection is truly a global fashion brand.

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