Playful interpretations of work wear, alongside carelessly lavish elements continue to express the ongoing ideology of the Palmiers du Mal SS17 collection: a Bohemian offering that speaks to the man of many passions through the pairing of slouchy, silky playwear with opulently tailored options.
“I really wanted to improve substantially from the last collection,” says the designer Fonner. “We invested much more heavily into our sourcing and product development, expanding our textile assortment to include African mud cloths, short-run upholsteries, English cashmeres and silks, Japanese denim, and even a limitedproduction Spanish floral silk in a deep navy, one of the more beautiful fabrics I’ve come across. This collection demanded an elegant, luxury touch, and I believe we’ve come closer to fulfilling our creative vision and identifying our consumer – a more fully realized version of the Palmiers du Mal playboy. He’s growing up and evolving into a more eccentric, whimsical, and philosophical version of himself.”