Brooklyn could also be trending in Paris, however the vibe at Religion Connexion’s headquarters is distinctly L.A. sur la Seine. Step via the door at its hôtel particulier (a part of which is a small lodge) and a sure very well-known somebody’s matte black Porsche Panamera is parked there. Within the courtyard, members of vogue’s fabulous class are gossiping whereas consuming lunch whereas texting on their iPhones. On the reception, a trend shoot wherein a blogger poses, mendacity shoeless beneath an vintage chair, is going down.
Upstairs within the showroom, the place the racks are lined with torn denims, graffitied leather-based jackets, and lacy white attire that appear like they stepped off the set of Weapons N’ Roses’ “November Rain” video, the gross sales are brisk. Religion Connexion has by no means completed a runway present and refuses to call its designer (it is kind of an open secret that former Balmain artistic director Christophe Decarnin is in cost). The model has caught on regardless of all that, as a result of no person nails the grungy, I-woke-up-like-this way of life higher. For spring, the angle is basically the identical as earlier seasons, solely extra California-fied. Tropical prints registered as new, as did sweatshirts spray-painted with palm bushes. Hammer pants, which take their title from Oakland, California’s native son, MC Hammer, even turned up. However the huge winners right here would be the oversize military jackets tagged by Religion Connexion’s resident graffiti artists, whose attraction seems to be common. A rep studies they despatched 25 of mentioned jackets to a Seoul, Korea, retailer and so they offered out in per week. In a savvy improvement, the model is now additionally customizing the jackets to shoppers’ specs