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Ami's Rainy Rooftop Show Was a Romantic Ode to Paris
There's a sleek romance in the slants and steam of a rooftop. It's a secluded place to look at the stars or city lights. To make love or fall in love. That's the atmosphere that greeted the fashionably dressed crowd at Ami's Paris Fashion Week Men's show for their AW18 collection.
The brand, led by Parisian-born designer Alexandre Mattiussi, recreated a Parisian rooftop in painstakingly romanticized detail for a legion of models, but this was no ordinary show. Mattiussi's career at the design house has been inching closer and closer to a genderless future (as has the fashion world as a whole) and, for this new collection, he seemed to reach his goal. It was through this AW18 capsule that Ami formally presented what their calling "menswear for women."
As the lights dimmed and the achingly beautiful track "November" by Max Richter began, a young couple ascended the roof in an almost perfectly matching pair of outfits-- notch-lapel black overcoats, black pants, white roll-necks, and chunky shoes you've no doubt seen on some young streetwear kid's feet in the cobblestone SoHo streets.
While model after model walked along the roof, a collection of androgynous garments signaled a new chapter for Ami's soft, subtle brand. Click through for photographer Hunter Abrams favorite looks.