Elegance Meets The Casual In Coltesse SS16 Collection

Based on premium materials and minimalistic designs, French menswear brand Coltesse rejuvenates the classic, giving a new meaning to the so-called ‘practical elegance.’

“Coltesse intends to spread its vision of style beyond France.” Inspired by the true story of Narcisse Pelletier from 19th century, the SS16 collection poses a question: “How would you dress when coming back to the city after 20 years on a lost island?” It seems like the right outfit for such occasion would be timeless, comfortable but also somehow impressive. A contrasting but harmonious mix of the sophisticated and the casual, Coltesse’s garments embrace all these characteristics by bring the classic look to the modern context. “This is the reason why the name of the brand, Coltesse, refers to Bernard-Marie Koltès. This modern french author used to interpret classics from his very personal point of view. Like him, Coltesse intends to spread its vision of style beyond France,” describes Florent Coltesse, the brand’s founder. So far, its discreetly refined looks were highly appreciated in Asia, where the brands’s popularity grows with each season.


COLTESSE spring summer 2016 – Night Island. from coltesse on Vimeo.

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