How are we all doing? Still running on caffeine, racking up a substantial Uber bill and dreaming of a quiet beach somewhere? Good, us too. Whilst fashion month is in full swing, we thought we’d take the liberty of catching you all up with everything you may have missed. From some innovative collections to brands you need to know about right now, scroll through to get caught up.
TOGA AW22 OFFERS A NEW SILHOUETTE
Toga said high fashion, high fur for Autumn/Winter 22. Tapping a signature silhouette for the majority of the looks, this collection saw elongated torsos atop skirts, which started at various points down the leg. This silhouette came in tailored, furry, sequinned and colour blocked iterations.
DJOKIC UNDERTAKES EXPERIMENTS IN MASCULINITY FOR AW22
After graduating CSM, Stefan Djokic has been releasing consistently cool collections for the past few seasons. This season, the collection builds on an ongoing sartorial investigation of a multitude of male archetypes, aiming to challenge male identity through cut, fabric, combinations and silhouette. Abstract coated hunter jackets, tuxedos, furry bomber jackets, satin trousers and drapey tailoring are reinterpreted in an experimental fashion.
NICHOLAS RAEFSKI EXPLORES FALSE NOSTALGIA
Nicholas Raefski’s sophomore collection “Meet Me By The Bleachers” is inspired by “notions of false nostalgia – yearnings for something you never actually owned nor experienced”. Taking the all-American high school as the perfect example of this, the collection is divided into 4 groups – the jocks, the nerds, the punks and the hippies. Check out his ‘lava lamp’ jacket below.
PRONOUNCE DEVELOPS ITS STRUCTURED FASHION LANGUAGE
With a collection entitled ‘modern romance’, Pronounce was back and presented at London Fashion Week this month. This season brings new silhouettes that are both elegantly feminine and sculpted. The brand uses wide shoulders in tunic suits, and Tibetan robes for womenswear, demonstrating the bold and colourful expression of PRONOUNCE’s structured fashion language.
JORDANLUCA & KITO MUNOZ LINK UP FOR LOOKBOOK
JORDANLUCA knows that sex sells. Linking up with OnlyFans last year, this season the brand’s womenswear lookbook is a link up with photographer Kito Munoz. Titled “DESIRE ALUMINIUM JEALOUSY”, the collection and accompanying lookbook is a “culmination of things much bigger than ourselves: a fresh perspective on human vitality, matter, spirit, and how we can continue to preserve”. Evoking a sense of seduction in classic JORDANLUCA style, the collection’s emblem is a magpie: a curious creature, symbol of good fortune, and as a being that seeks beauty.
PER GOTESSON AW22 DISSECTS GENDERED SIGNATURES
Entitled ‘PG Workshop’, Per Gotesson looked to illusions and allusions for this season. Drawing on the softer expression of masculinity depicted last season, this time around, the brand has constructed a more “strident masculinity”, dissecting gendered signatures and reshaping them into garments.
WOOD WOOD DROPS SS22 COLLECTION
Copenhagen-based WOOD WOOD has dropped it’s SS22 collection, after a dynamic show held at Copenhagen Fashion Week. In collaboration with British artist and musician Jerkcurb, the collection is outer space-inspired, featuring “odd and cartoonish” creatures. We see durable two-pieces in workwear fabric, all-over jacquard knitwear and statement outerwear, in classic WOOD WOOD style.
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