In the early ’80s the parents of Paul & Joe creative director Sophie Mechaly created Le Garage, which offered unisex shirts in unusual, bright patterns. For the new men’s collection, Mechaly dipped into and reworked those shirts, teaming them with lean tailored outfits and/or layering them over turtlenecks. Another strong point was knitwear, represented mainly by a multi-coloured chunky sweater worn with a long matching scarf. In general, these were layered looks that teamed casual and formal and, thanks to the vintage prints and naïf motifs, such as the stylised tiger decorating a green crew neck sweatshirt, gave the collection an artsy, relaxed twist ideal for the youth of today.