Lessons in Layering – Commune de Paris FW14

We’ve been admiring the artful collections of Parisian-based label Commune de Paris for a few seasons now. But it’s the fall/winter 2014 offering that has captured our imagination and love of lazy, mindless dressing – just cast your mind back to jumping out of the shower this morning and freezing your nuts off before shrugging on whatever clothes are to hand.

The brand was founded by designer Alexandre Maïsetti and illustrator Sébastien Lyky in 2009, and was named after the revolutionary socialist government that briefly ruled Paris from March 18th – May 28th, 1871. In light of this historical inspiration, the fall/winter collection is has been christened ‘Liberte Grand’ which roughly translates to ‘freedom high’.

A sherpa-lined naval pea coat, expertly-cut woollen trousers featuring athletic seams, soft cotton chinos, muted colour-blocked shirting and snug graphic sweatshirts may well award you with a kind of freedom high (freedom from staring blankly at your wardrobe every morning). Each piece within the collection is super versatile, so building and switching every day looks is straightforward, whether you’re destined for the office or the bar. If it’s crazy cold out, we highly recommend layering everything beneath one of the patterned pullovers. Crafted from 100% wool, getting up and out of bed on cold winter mornings will be 100% easier.

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