Mathieu de Ménonville and Louis Wong present « Lords of the Dorms » for the 2020 Sping/Summer collection. It was inspired by the Ivy League’s aesthetic – the style of American campus and the universe of fraternity.
The movie « Dead Poet Society » by Peter Weir is used as the main reference. The collection takes its roots from the private school uniforms : stripped pants, sport shorts with elastic waist and club stripes, nautic jackets and light parkas. We also find some references from the world of fraternities in the use of Greek letters : the Sigma evokes the E from Editions M.R. It is used on our sweats and tee-shorts using silkscreen printing.
The summery atmosphere and the american youth from the 80s portrayed by the photograph Tina Barney play an important role in the collection. They inspire neutral colors, light pink, cream and an assortment that includes short sleeve shirts with an oversized cut that are either plain or covered with large and thin retro stripes from the seventies. Shirts printed with traditional, cashmere patterns and nodes, cargo shorts with pockets and light sweater in jacquard knit or striped round up this style borrowed from the good American society.
We also have created new logos inspired from the old Parisian publishing houses and the calligraphied signs found in front of French bistrots.
These references enrich the French and classic silhouette from Editions M.R : linen pleaded high waisted pants worn with ample jackets, the light, dark and stripped traditional seersucker, the bright velvet and houndstooth pattern shirts.
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The Nautique jacket is a sailor jacket crafted from an English fabric. The back of the press-stud flap is lined with a tartan-printed cotton fabric (traditional Scottish pattern) which will not show when the coat is closed. The jacket has a straight fit.
The Portobello sweater is a two-ply Italian yarn sweater with a crew neck (the yarn is created spinning two different colour strands together, here ochre and off-white). It is knitted in jersey stitch with a cotton and nylon-blend yarn which gives the sweater density and a nice thickness. It has a straight fit.
The Regis overshirt has a loose fit, a dropped shoulder line and a Cuban collar. It is crafted from a tick flannel with a traditional Scottish tartan print.
The Eric shirt is a short-sleeved shirt crafted from an Italian cotton and lyocell blend (lyocell is an environmentally friendly material made from wood, making the fabric particularly durable and slightly elastic). It has a straight fit.
The Factory parka is an ultra-light parka crafted from a waterproof technical Italian fabric inspired by nautical style. It sports two drawstring ties made out of the same fabric at the hood and bottom. The collar is made of white corduroy. It has a loose fit.
The Achille overshirt is crafted from a technical windproof fabric with a nautical knot print. It has a straight fit, a slightly dropped shoulder line and a chest pocket. It doubles up as a light summer jacket.
The Pantheon shirt mixes two types of fabric: a seersucker cotton for the front and a white poplin for the sleeves, back and collar. It has an elegant look, a loose fit and a dropped shoulder line.
The Sigma sweatshirt is inspired by American university fraternities. The Sigma letter matches the initials E & M of Éditions MR. The sweatshirt is crafted from heather grey cotton jersey fabric. The Sigma letter is an appliqué crafted from two fabrics, juxtaposed and sewn onto the sweatshirt with a zigzag stitch in the purest American fraternity tradition.