For their first presentation in Paris, after two shows in Milan, the finish sibling Anna and Tuomas LAITINEN show a collection that plays with a contrast of rich and austere. Inspired by the photographs of Finnish juvenile prisoners in the 19th century; that had no prison uniforms, and so had to served their time wearing what they had on when entering jail. This led to an eclectic yet Spartan mix of fabrics and codes of dressing. In thei Fall Winter 10 collection those inspirations are interpreted with a clean and modern take, double-breasted coats and classic biker jackets have a surprise back of furry Tibetan lamb and formal tailoring is transformed into wrap jackets and waistcoats in washed wools. The prints are designed in collaboration with photographer Chris Vidal as in all the previous Laitinen collections.
group photos from WWD
All other photos from Chris Vidal