Grâce Facile–Success models Rogier Bosschaart and Stephane Oliver share common ground, coming together for the fall/winter 2012 look book of Christophe Lemaire. A collision of cultural influences, varying proportions cater to a collection that bridges the gap between tradition and modernity. Creating the new classic in some fashion, menswear fundamentals breathe easy when executed at the hand of Lemaire. The short peacoat is given an accommodating shape. It’s neither fitted nor loose. It’s representative of a design ideology, towing that line between conservative and radical, the melting pot in construction. Featuring trousers that balloon before falling into a graceful taper, outerwear is complemented with a minimalist touch. From concealed buttons to long, lean silhouettes or boxy generous shapes, Christophe Lemaire creates a sophisticated collection that exudes a refined casualness.