Fancy gallivanting around the French hills with your mates while your whisper-light parkas ripple in the wind? How about taking in the breathtaking natural landscape as wild hens perch harmoniously on the sleek shoulder pads of your naturally-hued (and expertly-layered) blazer?
Now you can get the smouldering post-cow-milking look (right) without venturing through heath and mud, with AMI’s new range saving your white high-tops the peril.
AMI means “friend” in French and designer Alexandre Mattiussi creates clobber that he’d want to see his pals in (presumably so he can borrow and never return it).
For the Spring/Summer 2019 collection, Mattiussi has obviously been hanging around with the country hicks, with natural colours and clean lines prevailing throughout the entire range.
As always, the line retains its relaxed and sophisticated style, blurring the boundaries between casual and chic, and playing with proportions and fabrics to produce modern menswear staples.
Mattiussi’s authentic and friendly approach to fashion captures the young, cool and carefree nonchalance of Paris and the agricultural feel of the new line makes us want to down tools and run through cornfields (in our best denim ankle-grazers).
After stints at Dior, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs, Mattiussi launched his AMI brand in 2011. In 2013, he became the first men’s designer to win the
ANDAN fashion award and currently there are six boutiques across Paris, Tokyo, London and Hong Kong as well as 150 points of sale worldwide.
You can get your hands on the new collection from amiparis.com, though milk pails and live chickens are not included.