JOSEPH ABBOUD LOOKS TO ERNEST HEMINGWAY FOR NEW COLLECTION
With a palette of ivory, chocolate, white, sand, flax, and tobacco, Abboud’s clothes are simultaneously tailored and informal. Printed linen and rustic jacquards lend a bold elegance to raw, deconstructed suits and separates, which allow the textiles to take on a life of their own.
“This collection was a very personal endeavor for me. Having studied at the Sorbonne, I spent my 21st birthday in Paris, and celebrated with one of my professors in a café outside of Notre Dame,” said Abboud. “As the clock struck midnight, he handed me Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, and highlighted the passage that read: ‘If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.’”