It might be hot out, but it can always be hotter. London-based brand Av Vattev is turning up the heat at London Fashion Week with its new SS24 collection, appropriately titled ‘Sweet Summer Sweat’.
Self-described as masculine with a sensitive side, the collection features masculine silhouettes with an androgynous touch, seen in cropped, tailored jackets and loose, lace-up dresses.
Inspired by the aesthetic of style-icon Mick Jagger in the late 1960s and early 1970s, designer Antonio Vattev’s new collection blends his trademark androgyny with soft-masculine influences. In fact, the very dress Mick Jagger wore on stage in 1969 acted as a direct inspiration for one of the looks within Vattev’s collection.
Mick Jagger himself was recognised back in the 1960s and 70s for his modern style which blended masculine silhouettes with feminine patterns, colours, and accessories. The musician’s style is reflected throughout Av Vattev’s collection.
However, Mick Jagger wasn’t Antonio Vattev’s only influence – he also took inspiration from his own past collections, building on recognisable motifs including pattern-cutting ornaments which were seen on hybrid shirt/jackets and bowling shirts.
The collection is as playful as it is subdued, subverting itself through a mixture of exciting pleated skirts and glittery tunics alongside smartly tailored jackets and classic bombers. Summer is certainly heating up, but Av Vattev is ready for the heatwave.
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