We were first given a glimpse of the FW16 collection from Marcelo Burlon County of Milan during this year’s Milan Fashion Week. Though the Pink Floyd soundtrack that accompanied the models loping down the runway certainly helped, the apparel itself gave off an undeniable air of psychedelia. This vibe is extended even further and examined with a close eye in the brand’s just-released lookbook, one that ultimately feels less like a clothing preview and more like a flier for a rave in the desert.
If the plethora of prints and patterns stitched onto the array of of pants, sweaters and shawls look familiar, it may be because you have indeed seen these before. Burlon culled inspiration from a variety of ritualistic and spiritual practices and incorporated them all into the collection, with symbology ranging from Tao to bones to feathered wings.
Burlon’s native Argentina clearly influenced pieces like the enveloping blue and black poncho, a reference to the country’s Goucho-cowboy culture. Elsewhere in the collection, one is apt to find pieces as diverse as a chunky, knit orange sweater, a leather bomber and even a taped flyknit sneaker boot. And should you be in need of a two-piece suit with a more organic feel, the faux-cow print number will fit the bill nicely.
Look out for Marcelo Burlon’s FW16 collection to appear in the near future on the brand’s online store.
For more of the latest FW16 collections, check out the newest offering from the always sporty brand Undefeated.