A stroll around Coterie revealed the denim trends of both fall and spring, and in the case of Artisan de Luxe designer Philippe Naouri, it’s all about the hand-crafted details and bohemian edge. Living up to its name, the artistic quality of each piece is underlined by thoughtfully appropriated trims of beads, fringe, cut-outs and fabric distressing that makes the collection look like there’s a history behind it—as if each piece could be a character in a film. Jackets were the perfect unison of utility (denim patches) and tribal influence (saturated South American textiles). Jeans had ’70s flare legs and designs (like peace signs and overlapping abstract scissor silhouettes) affixed with stitching in sand-color thread. Overall, a collection a New York girl can slip into to put a little more West Coast nomad-chic into her life.
Photos by Raffael Flores-Contreras
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: artisan deluxe, Bohemian, coterie trade show, denim and fringe, denim trends, destroyed denim, ethnic print, fall fashion, navajo, spring 2012, Western