F & M – FW 15/16FRANKLIN & MARSHALL FW 15/16
Sports inspired with polished details that stay faithful to its Varsity DNA: here is the menswear created by the Franklin & Marshall design team for F/W 2015.
The sweatshirt, this season’s focus, is presented in a variety of fits and styles, from the barracuda to padded and quilted, with a shawl collar, in back/front color blocks or with all over patch pouch pockets. New and interesting graphics range from gold or colored shiny prints to rubber appliques. Poly-cotton and cotton sweatshirts feature a range of washes, with special treatments on over-dyed melange and mends that give a lived-in look.
New for this part of the collection are sweatshirts with chainstitch and chenille embroidery, fished directly from the archives of Varsity schools, the long-time inspiration for the Franklin & Marshall world.
Jackets – another important section of the Franklin & Marshall winter range – feature the use of satin with PrimaLoft padding, especially for the Sport College models. The iconic Varsity Jacket comes in new tartan and color block versions.
The male wardrobe is enriched with new pants models, particularly the stretch gabardine cargo with elasticated bottoms in a regular fit that makes for ease of movement. Another new idea is the denim chino in slim and skinny fits. The range of fleece pants, one of the collection’s musts, has also multiplied. Some models are garment-dyed for a used effect, fits are more comfortable but never too baggy, with long ribbed cuffs to turn up, or with zips.
For this season, Franklin & Marshall has developed knitwear and shirts with great style. A wool/cashmere blend features in crewneck and V neck sweaters, in both solid colors and micro prints. For shirts, a new addition is the button down model with striped knit cuffs and fleece and jersey pockets, either in solid colors or with all over prints.
Oversize, street fits typify the LAB collection, which this season takes inspiration from Detroit, in America’s Great Lakes region, a symbol of creative renaissance that gives new impulses to the brand’s DNA. Here we find a predominance of black and white, with this winter season’s most significant new graphics. Focus is on T-shirts, which run throughout the collection, where gold, silver and colored foil prints and graphics catch the eye.