1 colour, 5 crushes: white

White has always been at the heart of our collections, right from the very start. For spring-summer 2023, this is truer than ever. Get ready for a new obsession: presenting our most immaculate crushes of the moment. 

Cover photo: Jonas Unger for American Vintage 

American Vintage white

Photos: Jonas Unger for the American Vintage SS23 collection

Constantly reinterpreted, white gets optical, dirty or slightly yellowed this season. “Endless shades, texture and depth. It is washed, napped, slubbed, but always omnipresent. The white tee, for example, is an essential in our collections. It is fitted, chic, classic or loose for men. And cropped, flowing, sheer or low-cut for women,” explains Olivier Richaud, men’s and women’s stylist.

Home interiors by artist Brian Rideout

Photo: American Collection Painting 41 (Louis, Judd, Stella) by Brian Rideout — 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in.

Inspired by photos of luxury homes, Brian Rideout expresses his art in the form of oil painting. These settings, which seem pulled directly from retro films, place iconic artwork at the centre of the canvas. He calls this the “American Collection” series. Graced with a soft touch, his paintings almost look like photographs, which one would be happy to display on the wall.

The book Sleepless by Marie Darrieussecq (Published in France by P.O.L)

Photo: @s.laby on Instagram

“I lost sleep. I retraced my steps but sleep wasn’t following me. It had broken free and I was wandering through the night without it.” (English translation by Penny Hueston). In this new form of hybrid work (between a biography, a self-help book and an essay), Marie Darrieussecq unravels sleep in the hope of weaving it back together. Bonus: the text is illustrated by many photos and reprints.

Furniture by Objects of Common Interest

Photo: TRAPEZION, 2023, Dining table via @objects_of_common_interest on Instagram

Behind this enigmatic name is a duo formed by Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis. Together, they founded this research and design studio, where they work on objects, installations and spaces, between New York and Athens. Our favourites? Their tables and chairs in immaculate resin. Simply brilliant.

Kaito restaurant in Paris

Photo: @yvan_moreau_photographe on Instagram

At Kaito, one of the (new) star Parisian addresses this spring, sushi master Taku delights hand roll fans. What else will you find here? Deliciously fragrant fish caught in the open sea and aged to perfection. The menu changes with each catch of the day. You can savour these dishes at the counter (in this almost all-white setting) or get them to go.

71, rue de Seine
75006 Paris

AMV Journal is a space dedicated to encounters, discovery and travel. Every week, explore the musts, portraits and inspirations of American Vintage and its creation studio.