R13 Fall 2017
February 20, 2017 - fall Denim
It’s a new spin for R13, whose grunge-tinged repertoire took a decidedly complicated proceed to birthright sauce this deteriorate with streetwear influence. Dramatic in figure and resolutely assured in design, matter pieces like men’s wear-inspired blazers and coats were cut with a gender-ambiguous palm that felt unequivocally of-the-moment. A small askew, a lot oversized, unconditionally lust-worthy. Call it a Vetements effect.
“This suspicion of timelessness and heritage, it only felt like no one’s ever taken these things and unequivocally brought it into a complicated context,” engineer Chris Leba pronounced backstage following a show. “You know we also adore grunge. we adore that timelessness and arrange of aptitude all during a same time.”
Design elements could boil down to ultrahip matter shoulders, hefty, oversized outerwear and immoderate sweaters set disproportionately opposite parsimonious tailoring and slinky slips. Stylistically, Leba kept a play adult tip with a occasional leather or plaid spare cropped flares. More than that, a masculine-feminine push-pull straddled such a skinny line that gender restrictions frequency came to mind. Though a judgment was “borrowed from a boys,” a issue could simply be a retreat dynamic.
As for highlights, oversized leather jackets with shearling or fur accents were transparent winners, as were suiting options. And only when we suspicion newness shirting was becoming trite, Leba constructed a uninformed collection with retrograde construction, turtleneck collars, and yes, oversized fits. It’s a form of overthrow that boasts extended appeal.