Pierre Hardy’s spring ’18 men’s collection was inspired by art and travel. The poppy color palette looked to Ellsworth Kelly and the vibrant pool paintings of David Hockney.
A standout was the designer’s silk story, which saw sliders and slippers bearing a new season motif, the soft cube. The fabric was hand-printed at a historical workshop in the French city of Leon.
Other highlights included sneaker sock boots in mismatched colors, abstract print high-tops, denim versions of Hardy’s classic Campus sneaker and a moccasin hybrid with the Comet sneaker sole.
“It was about a journey,” said Hardy of the inspiration. “A passage through modernity and abstraction to the reality of the summer.”
Slippers with back-rolled soles in the softest suedes and leathers kept it real, as did a new desert boot fabrication. “Low-key but sophisticated at the same time,” he said.
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