PARIS, France — Fields of gold. For Ami’s Alexandre Mattiussi, nothing says summer like the undulating sheaves of wheat that spread out as far as the eye can see over the hills of his family home in Normandy. His Spring/Summer 2019 show set reconstituted that bucolic vision in spades, and models strode amongst the rustling grasses as if departing on a country walk.
Their provençal safari get-up channeled a comfy, altogether undone vision of weekend wear – think dad’s bowling shirt with grandpa’s fair isle sweater, roomy schoolboy trousers and perhaps a pair of socks and Velcro sandals.
With Mattiussi’s Parisian boys and girls off-duty and out of town, there was a light, washed quality to the technical pieces here that served him well – waxed parkers and trenches, leggings peeking out beneath tailored shorts, and zipped anorak shapes. This approach to sportswear felt authentically outdoors-y and ever so bourgeois, gracefully distancing the Ami man from the urban onslaught of menswear today.