Having just released his FW21 collection ‘LAVISH’, Romeo Hunte wants to reinvent the typical uniform. Since then, his creations have been worn by stars including the likes of NBA star James Harden and former First Lady Michelle Obama. His designs emphasise and highlight modern apparel, adding a touch of flair to luxurious yet transformable pieces.
‘LAVISH’ is presented as a ‘tailored preppy street bourgeoisie vibe with a splash of youth’ and we have to agree. Inspired by the outfits he saw working at a café near NYU in the early 2000s, Hunte wanted to “reinvent the classics with the modern while remaining true to the brand’s signature aesthetic”. The collection showcases a wide array of layering and transitional details for the coming months.
Think Russel Westbrook meets Princess Diana. Hunte combines classic pieces such as cardigans and fur coats and gives them a more youthful spin, pairing them with gym shorts, athletic socks and yes, even cowboy boots. Hunte throws in true New-York inspired pieces like his trust Yankees fitted hat as a tribute to the style of his hometown. The designer describes the Romeo Hunte woman and man as the “Perfect androgynous couple; confident yet innovative with an admirable passion for the arts and pop culture”.
Aside from his collections, Romeo has a number of projects in the works including a collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger titled ‘The Underdog’, to be released globally in August this year, an innerwear collaboration with Commando as well as a partnership with FarFetch. Expect to be hearing Romeo Hunte’s name a lot more from now on.
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