11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi captures a few old-world traditions in the Fall/Winter 2016 “World Army” lookbook. A wide range of influences, including the military and Japanese boro techniques, find themselves reappropriated by the German designer. Additionally, the brand developed an in-house camo by juxtaposing designs from around the world, combining different backgrounds to create a pattern that speaks a universal language of peace. It’s yet another example of the German designer expanding his breadth to include more than just a black palette.
A number of new silhouettes are introduced and treated with an extensive range of fabrics, including cashmere and Japaneses selvedge denim. Meanwhile, many of the graphic offerings, which use woven patch detailing, are a nod to the punk and heavy metal subcultures.