By Julia Eskins
Photography courtesy of the designer
Andrew Majtenyi, one of the many Canadian expat designers to take London’s fashion scene by storm, continued to impress international audiences with the presentation of his autumn/winter 2012 collection at Paris Fashion Week (Mar.2 to Mar.5, 2012).
Using futuristic elements – including angled zippers, muted metallic shades and flared, structural shapes – Majtenyi brought innovation to his ready-to-wear Spaced Out collection.
With many tailored jackets, mixed print dresses and tweed pieces, the collection highlighted the designer’s expertise in 18th and 19th century tailoring, acquired through working with period piece design masters, including Santo Loquasto and Vincenzo Cardone.
The presentation included an extensive range of long-sleeve dresses that combined the use of custom geometric prints, textured fabrics and artfully curved panels. For space-inspired footwear, he swapped moon boots for the High Contrast Shoe with flared ankle sleeves.
From head-to-toe, Majtenyi’s presentation showed his ability to flatter silhouettes, while uniting past and futuristic styles with ease.