Unveiling her FW21 collection online, Martine Rose offers a mismatched collection which navigates the themes of football and club culture, as well as modern day masculinity.
With the Euros set to be “coming home”, the London-based designer helms her love of the culture which surrounds football – rather than the actual sport – presenting an oversized jersey matched with red leather trousers. The collection also offers several iterations of trouser-chaps, diamond embellished trousers and neon sport shirts. In a recent interview with Vogue, the designer stated “When club culture fully came into fruition in 1989, the cases of football hooliganism dropped dramatically, it basically died overnight. Instead of fighting on the terraces, these guys were out dancing. For me that demonstrates the power of culture, the power of music to change things for the better”.
In signature Martine Rose fashion, boxy suiting, tight shoulders and a strong silhouette are the highlight of the show, proving once again the power of tailoring. The menswear designer, now also venturing into womenswear, offers a velvet lilac women’s matching pantsuit with padded shoulders as well as several diamenté two piece suits paired with oversized tees.
Martine Rose’s FW21 collection gave football culture an edge with the designer’s exploration of the idea of ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ wear. Set to hit the stores later this year, make sure to check out the full collection below.