MET Denim, the wonderful Italian brand loved by Elle MacPherson and more, has just announced the launch of their new collection, Chino & Friends. The line is part of their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection.
Chinos, as the name of the new line implies, is at the heart of the capsule collection – a garment that has undergone considerable transformation over the years: from a constituent part of American military uniform to a must-have in any civilian wardrobe, favoured for its practicality and discreet elegance. In creating Chinos & Friends, MET has taken the culture of denim, with its extensive range of fits and washes, and applied it to create a new concept for chinos, developed in multiple fits with specific research on improving comfort and durability of the fabrics.
To complete the look, there are the friends: jackets, shirts and accessories including shoes, hats, belts and scarves. Chinos & Friends offers distinctively feminine and sophisticated pieces with particular attention to fit, choice of materials, treatments and washes – a MET jeans trademark. Chinos are presented in an array of colours and fabrics including dyed gabardine, satin, tricotine and denim. The fits range from straight and slim to high–waisted and cropped, enhanced with leather trimmings and stud detailing at the waist line, pockets and cuffs. All designs are Made in Italy like usual. I can’t wait to see what they come out with, I love Chinos! You can find out more online on their website here.