Subverting fashion could get real old real quick, but not with JORDANLUCA. It’s hard for a brand to reinvent itself each season while still keeping in touch with its overall brand identity and house codes. For JORDANLUCA, each new season feels like a step up from the last, with its universe in ever-expansion. This season we saw some classics, like the trailing trousers here in a denim version with frayed gems, as well as some brand new looks that felt so authentically JORDANLUCA, and here they are.
THE BLAZERS W SKIRTS
JORDANLUCA is no stranger to putting its male models in skirts – throwback to that SS22 junkyard collection. Pairing itty bitty skirts that barely poked through with their long matching blazers, JORDANLUCA gave us corporate subversion. Seen on several menswear looks – the ladies here were given trousers with their blazers – the matching set was bold in terms of the suit realm but pretty seamless in the world of JORDANLUCA. If HR has an issue with this one, tell them to take it up with the two designers.
THE SPIKY ACCESSORIES
We can’t talk about this show without talking about those spiker accessories. Those chunky, spiky silver necklaces would definitely be considered a hazard at most gatherings, considering whoever wore it would definitely poke an eye or two out, but on a JORDANLUCA runway, it just makes sense. Having just recently released its collaborative “Thorn” sunglasses with London-based retailer Machine-A (which also made its appearance on the runway, by the way), it makes sense that the spiky detail would come back around, also seen on a bag’s overdrawn straps and on a red chunky bangle-style bracelet.
THE WET LOOKS
There’s always been an air of understated sensuality with JORDAN LUCA. It’s never in your face but it’s an energy that’s felt through the room, and this season the designer duo might have brought on their sexiest look to date. A latex-like fabric that clung onto the models’ bodies, but it was much thinner than latex, being completely see-through, as if the models had just walked out of a sea of water with a wet quality to it. This was seen on a dress and on a high-rise glove worn by another model.
THE ZIPPER SHORTS
By understated sensuality, these zipper shorts are exactly what we mean. Suggestive enough without feeling vulgar, zips were placed right on the crotch area of shorts – and a pair of trousers – giving us the male equivalent of a sundress, you know, quick and efficient for going to the bathroom. Jordan and Luca really said “work smarter, not harder” with this one.
THE HYDRID SHIRTS
The way JORDANLUCA uses subversion is not only through the way that clothing is meant to be worn but also how it’s meant to be made. This season, shirts were sewn on shirts, sort of. We saw hybrid pieces, like a regular tank top but with an upside-down shirt hanging down from mid-waist. We saw this replicated on several looks, like a slip dress, a silver shirt and another dress, though that one was sparkly.
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