Entitled “Cocotchéqué”, Laurence Airline’s new collection has a graphic and dynamic edge, mixing the timeless beauty of traditional motifs with the straightforwardness of an urban wardrobe. + IMG_4887 IMG_4995 IMG_5115 IMG_6259 IMG_6316 IMG_6353 IMG_6395 IMG_6398 IMG_6648 IMG_6778 IMG_6913 IMG_6919 IMG_6959 IMG_6984 IMG_7005 IMG_7008 IMG_7082 IMG_7100 IMG_7149 IMG_7396 IMG_7433 IMG_7471 IMG_7502 IMG_7508 IMG_7595 IMG_7600 IMG_7710 IMG_7770 IMG_7840 IMG_7852 IMG_7909 IMG_7928 IMG_8034 IMG_8179 IMG_8254 IMG_8341 IMG_8368 IMG_8533 IMG_8597 IMG_8617 IMG_8628 IMG_8800 IMG_8849 IMG_8857 IMG_8873 IMG_9173 IMG_9230 IMG_9251 The silhouette is clean, unfussy and direct, finding its roots within contemporary sportswear and the optimism of 1960s Pop Art. Large polka dots adorn shirts, trousers and a reworked tunic style, a piece which is introduced for the first time within the line. The sleeveless tunic does, in fact, stand for the essence of the designer’s approach, celebrating the strength of geometrical lines, the subtle charm of unisex clothes and the purity of essential shapes. Several exclusive prints are presented this season, carefully developed over time to give tailored shirts their unique appeal. Medium polka dots appear in white against blue, as well as yellow on black, while large ones are given the monochrome treatment. A papaya seeds print is youthful and fresh, evoking the joys of endless summers. Referencing the seductive chaos of a lush jungle, an agave leaf motif pops up on tailored shirts, adding a playful twist to short-sleeved styles. Placing pockets and trims in unexpected places, Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud moves away from the formality of menswear to invent a more creative and personal language. Her pieces can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways, emphasizing the natural independence and poise of the man who chooses her clothes. Pursuing her research on fabric combinations and textures, the collection uses contrast as a leitmotiv, from the crisp feel of honeycomb cotton to the gentle softness of fluid jerseys. A substantial raw denim is used for tailored pants, giving an everyday classic a stylish update. If shirts are fitted close to the body, the tunic shape is looser and longer, making it ideal for both genders. Following suggestions from her clients, Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud introduces several styles, which can also be worn by women, from carrot-shaped drawstring pants and patchwork shirts to boyfriend shorts and belted tunics.