B Magazine #78 A.P.C.

A.P.C. is a Parisian fashion brand founded by Jean Touitou in 1987 during an experiment with a men’s clothing collection called Hiver 87. A.P.C., which stands for Atelier de Production et de Création, is known for the unique and unassuming yet highly refined aesthetics applied to top-quality fabrics in their products. With iconic items like Japanese selvage denim pants, the Half Moon bag, and the Judith Sandals, A.P.C. extends its appeal beyond Paris to global metropolises like Tokyo, London, and LA, generating a cult-like following worldwide.

Although reproducing the same fabulous dress or sandals from a prior season might look uninspired—and almost lazy—the pieces can still exude a timeless beauty. It seems as if I’m not alone in feeling like this, either. Recently, a growing number of Instagram tribute accounts starting with the word “old” have soared in popularity. Chock full of content about the days when Phoebe Philo was the creative director of Céline and Nicolas Ghesquière was at the helm of Balenciaga, these image archives celebrate the beauty of bygone days in their own way.