the raw and somewhat sombre backdrop of the abandoned building in the canal st.-martin area of paris formed the perfect backdrop for études studio's a/w 2016 collection. models walked on an improv catwalk, showing predominantly military-inspired pieces tweaked with both sartorial elements and detailing coming straight from a subcultural context. the collection is balanced and cohesive – even the more experimental pieces added up to projected vibe – with an emphasis on boxy outerwear, including beautifully executed overcoats, parkas and bomber jackets. many of these pieces were redefined by overlaid textile harnasses, and worn with wide cargo pants with suspended pockets. the textile harness element also pops up in suiting, albeit in a more subtle way. the materials used include cool suiting wool, chevron jacquard, quilted twill and printed jersey. shown here are seven looks from études studio's a/w 2016 collection that we particularly like. show location: 14 place jacques bonsergent [canal st.-martin].