A palpable contrast from the previous collection, Ann Demeulemeester’s upcoming Autumn/Winter 2020 collection features a juxtaposition of silky, wispy fabrics against metal gear in the form of headdresses adorned with larger than life feathers, peplums as well as crinolines. Placed stilly amongst the soft, flowy apparel hanging in the showroom, the metal accessories stood out; almost designedly highlighting the dual nature of women— toughness and delicacy in one.
Everything was perfectly still walking into the territory of French designer Marc Le Bihan’s showroom. Numerous textile prints and pattern types cloaked the room with influences drawn from sea dwellers; there was almost a sort of mystical energy that could be felt as we browsed through the collection. Apart from the designer’s strong affinity for traditional textiles, it seems a similar intimacy was contributed to his line of accessories, displaying a series of beads, gems and other raw minerals as part of his sophisticated look for the season.
A colour palette that has been meticulously preserved as part of her aesthetic, understanding the dialogue between Uma Wang and her collections is like reading an anthropology – there a different points within a space to absorb and linking them to form the environment built by the characters involved, is what stimulates the curiosity. Duster coats contrasted with the fluidity of embroidered scarves, when combined can add an entirely new quality to your identity. Maturity calls for comfort, while comfort walks the line between style and usability, and with so many options in today’s sartorial climate, gripping onto heritage feeds the need for a timeless wardrobe.
A Ukrainian brand inspired by underground tattoo culture, TTSWTRS (Read: TATTOOSWEATERS) is an up and coming fashion label merging both tattoos and wearables into one. Manifested in the form of inky, hand-drawn graphics mimicking tattoos printed on mesh bodysuits amongst its range of womenswear apparel. Apart from its slinky pants and leggings, the brand has released a pop of colours in the upcoming Autumn/Winter 2020 collection.
Stepping into the room, gleams of this season’s selected hues added onto the already vibrant personality that Natasha Zinko carries. Neon green furniture and life-sized smiley stickmen greeted us as we sat down to discuss the coming season’s offerings from Zinko. The upcoming collection sees a series of casual clothing: illustrated tees, hoodies, joggers and jumpsuits in the brand’s signature bright and playful colours.
Last but not least, coming up in Autumn/Winter 2020 is the highly anticipated collaboration between Jerry Lorenzo of Fear of God and Alessandro Sartori of Ermenegildo Zegna— Expect to see a collection of refined, tailored casuals; a fresh wardrobe aesthetic with the coming together of the two designers.