MR PORTER.COM and Ami designer Alexandre Mattiussi have worked together to create an exclusive capsule collection for spring 2013 based on ‘les bords du Canal Saint Martin,’ the area where the stylish Parisian crowd hangs out on summer nights. The 13 piece capsule collection consists of tailored blazers, jackets and trousers and is available on MRPORTER.COM now.
I always project the clothes with someone in mind; I just imagined a guy at a ‘terrasse de café’ in summer having a break with friends. It is pieces that you could wear easily – timeless pieces you could wear for a long time.
Alexandre Mattiussi, Ami
We have worked with Ami since the label launched in 2011 and have always appreciated Alexandre’s elegant take on modern menswear. Each piece stands out on its own, and together they make a thorough, wearable and distinctly chic summer wardrobe.
Sam Lobban, MR PORTER.COM Buyer
About Mr Alexandre Mattiussi
Since Mr Alexandre Mattiussi, established his menswear label, Ami, in Paris in 2011, it has achieved an almost unprecedented degree of recognition in such a short space of time. Part of the secret behind the brand’s swift success is that it focuses on clothes and accessories that are at once easy-going and elegant – and, above all, infinitely wearable. Instead of slavishly following trends or making outlandish statements, Mr Mattiussi’s collections are built around everyday wardrobe essentials, albeit ones that are infused with a certain Parisian cool (something hard to define but instantly recognisable, particularly at the cafés and bars along the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin in summer).