John Varvatos’ aesthetic is one that works best when you commit to it fully. Isolate a Varvatos jacket, or a Varvatos shirt, and it will stand fine alone; but in the company of fingerless gloves, a hat that’s nonchalantly tipped over one eye, a velvet scarf hanging low enough for fringing to swish around the knees with each step – that’s when the Varvatos look takes shape in all its grunge-luxe glory.
As with all of Varvatos’ shows, fall / winter 2013 was more than the presentation of a collection, it was a lesson in engineering that look of rock God cool.
To get it, start with the hair: indie rock hair is pretty much mandatory. Go for a silhouette that widens the shoulders and slims the waist, and never be afraid to add a waistcoat or vest (matched to your suit, or not). This time around Varvatos was riffing on English dandyism, roughed up by a New York edge, manifested in sophisticated tailoring worked over by use of texture and tactile fabrics. Worth looking out for: a wine red men’s cape that elevated a classic suit to new heights, a coat made from luxe midnight blue velvet, and Varvatos’ boots that were buttoned or buckled for a gaiter effect.
You can see all of the John Varvatos autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree