C PAS Designer Pierluigi Pucci at their SoHo showroom. Credit: Emma Grady
I headed down to the Collection Pierre André Senizergues (C PAS) showroom in SoHo this past week to view the skater-meets-red-carpet style Spring 2010 collection. Designer Pierluigi Pucci showed innovative designs -- made with army parachutes, mosquito nets, and organic cotton -- and hand made by Artisans in New York, to fill orders only. Click through for our Spring 2010 preview, and if you're more focused on fall fashion view our C PAS fall 2009 review here . Above C PAS Designer Pierluigi Pucci wears the army parachute waistcoat, and on the mannequin; duct tape blazer and organic cotton voile scarf, both wear a recycled t-shirt logo bow tie.
C PAS Spring 2010: recycled army parachute blazer and organic cotton/ duct tape crew shirt; parachute shirt with organic cotton jersey beanie. Credit C PAS
Innovative Design with Unexpected Materials
C PAS duct tape shirt, organic cotton jersey pants with recycled shoe string tie, organic cotton jersey scarf, army parachute and organic cotton seersucker cap, and parachute duffel bag. Credit C PAS
Steep Price Points: High Quality Design
While this apparel may not appeal to everyone, price points are high -- and range from $150 tees to $2,600 blazers -- these high quality pieces are classics that can transcend seasonal trends. If you have the dough and it suits your style, these pieces are worth the investment -- when was high fashion ever cheap? The apparel is hand-made by artisans in New York and is available only through shop by appointment. Items are made once they are ordered and take roughly 1-3 weeks -- which means waste is not created in producing clothing not in demand.