Our Legacy unveiled its Fall 2024 collection, titled “Feast,” as part of Milan Men’s Fashion Week, inspired by festivities and time spent with friends.
The presentation was rooted in Creative Director Cristopher Nying’s love of food and fond memories of childhood culinary experiences. The collection, which spans both men’s and womenswear, encapsulates all parts of hosting a dinner party from preparing to cooking.
Fall 24 saw the brand continue its experimental dying practices, mirroring the wear and tear of cooking and preparing food by adding stain-like detailing to shearling vests. The Stockholm label looked beyond the way we dress ourselves for dinner and to how we dress in the spaces shared with others. This is seen through skirts crafted from durable, tablecloth-style fabrics finished with a frayed hem.
Pre-worn finishes remain dominant, with rubberised patch detailing featured across the knee and hem or the brand’s Third Cut denim jeans, a relaxed straight fit that perfectly compliments Our Legacy’s ever-increasing range of footwear – from its staple square-toed Camion Boot and its slimmer Michaelis cousin to newer heeled pumps. The offering also sees updated versions of the Klove Sneaker, a sleek textured suede and leather style that combines the luxury fabrication of a dress shoe with the durability and comfort of a sneaker.
For Fall 24, Our Legacy released a video of its show on social media, depicting the festivities that inspired the collection. An age-inclusive cast mirrors the coming-together of dinner guests, who interact with each other before walking toward the camera, enacting the familiarity of dinner interactions. This space featured as part of the Milan presentation, complimenting the brand’s offering with an idiosyncratic allure.
A muted colour palette is occasionally broken with pops of colour, including a light pink coloured shirt, which features tie-up details to the hem, worn layered with a white shirt beneath. Scarves were tied around bags, reflecting a considered approach to dinner dressing, which factors in the temperature changes that take place during a longer sitting. In the same vein, skirts feature adjustable waistbands to offer comfort after a feast shared with friends.
The collection brings together formal and informal pieces, such as tailored outerwear and ripped knitwear, distressed denim and ballet flats. This considered styling approach creates a tension, which is ironed out through accessories, where leather gloves and ties are worn with unassuming pieces such as sweatpants.
Nying discussed this approach when reflecting on the collection, sharing what informed his creative process: “The collection is somewhat of a revisit to the characters of ‘Chambre Separée,’ our Fall 2019 show. They are back after a hiatus, older and more mature. Some have still had to borrow garments and accessories to fit the occasion, elevating youthful characters into something more sophisticated and intellectual. What would the look be without that tie, glasses or glove?”
Main image credit: Our Legacy / Louis Flashman ©
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