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Raoul Spring/Summer 2016

Michelangelo Antonioni’s “The Passenger” (1975)

“Antonioni’s most beautiful cinematic canvas and certainly one of the most stunning visual voyages ever filmed.”


– Paul D. Zimmerman, Newsweek Magazine
For spring/summer 2016, RAOUL continues its cinematic odyssey by drawing inspiration from another great movie classic, Michelangelo Antonioni’s “The Passenger,” featuring the sexy, confident, rugged Jack Nicholson and the enigmatic, willowy Maria Schneider.

The movie sets the scene for the collection, reflecting the sophisticated, confident and languid style of an independent and chic traveler set against the backdrop of exotic locations reminiscent of Northern Africa and the South of France.

There is a hint of a ‘70s vintage, a languorous mood that evokes a feeling of a suspension of time, of long summer days and the romance of travel, translated into chic but practical, almost utilitarian and carefree weekend styles that one can travel, work and play in.

The RAOUL man is rugged, suave and confident in a range of modern, fitted styles suitable for the stylish wanderer who indulges in carefree expeditions, yachting or overland trips to exotic sunny locales. The collection is masculine with a light and refreshing colour palette, a touch of unexpected details like dual-color slim plackets, and an emphasis on subtlety and quality.

Fresh additions this season include safari style drawstring jackets, extra slim-fit twill-stretch pants, lightweight reversible seersucker jackets, liberty print shirts, contemporary fit linen pants, knit cotton casual polo tee worn with low rise slim-leg shorts, motorcycle denim jackets with utility pockets, denim jeans in both classic and skinny fit, pants made with slightly worn out yet crisp canvas fabric, black long-sleeved shirt with white tipping on collar and cuffs paired with navy slim-cut shorts.

A new emphasis was made to offer quality, well-cut suits in styles and colours for a man with a more discerning tastes—a light slim fitting pink suit worn with a light coloured shirt; a caramel suit worn with a cream shirt with brown placket and slim brown belt; pastel coloured linen jackets with leather wrapped buttons and patch pockets; summer-weight suits in 100% wool.

See the entire collection.

Photos & text Copyright Raoul.