During Paris Fashion Week, Fall/Winter 17 Men Fashion, we attended the presentation by Self Made.
A show/theatrical performance reminisce of times gone.
Textures, contrasts and visually striking prints characterized the Fall/Winter collection by HENRIK VIBSKOV.
“To be the patron of your own style”
This Autumn Winter 2016 collection identifies a new sense of elegance and comfort. The use of rough materials combined with refined fibers gave the collection a juxtaposition effect.
The collection expresses the desire of contemporary men to return to the primal feeling of life. Using dusty dull colors combined with vivid ones. Combining the sporty silhouettes with the knits, the collection brings a sense of collectiveness and harmony.
Voluminous full-length coats and pullovers in bordeaux and turquoise are created from an original fabric featuring a mixture of a newly-developed horse hair thread and wool.
These are followed by numerous knitwear items with a variety of rich textures, including mohair-blend wool sweaters featuring abstract patterns in orange, gray and blue, also one-piece knit dresses. The design for these relaxed and roomy knits was inspired by the simple and heartwarming nomadic lifestyles of Mongolia.
The Horse Motif
The style gradually changes into a sharp, urban, sporty look. Thermographic equine photos by photographer Kenji Hirasawa are digitally printed on ponte jersey and cotton broadcloth shirts. Polyester taffeta overcoats and cycling parkas, featuring high-performance padding embroidered with colorful horseshoe patterns, are worn with tightly-fitted knit-pants in a dynamic, sporty style.
A series of urban workwear looks. Signature woven. Cotton polyester blousons and items in cut jacquard, featuring horseshoes interpreted in abstract forms; a jacket and a duster and a warm dust-patterned print; pleats crafted in corduroy from the traditional tornado tie-dyed technique; birdseye jackets and separates using wrinkle-free, form-stabilizing fabric. All made of functional, lightweight, easy-care fabrics that are washable and non-iron.
SONGZIO introduces a heroic theme with avant-garde architectural structures. These elements mix and become this desire of the young people to embody a gleam of hope in a world of darkness.
Image credit: Shoji Fujii /Totemfashion