As we close the curtain on the fourth iteration of New York Fashion Week: Men’s, let’s peep at what Los Angeles-based streetwear imprint Stampd rolled out for FW17. Known for its military-tinged designs and muted color palette, this season brought the label to a discernibly more colorful territory.
In a murky gallery space shrouded in thick white fog machine smoke, models hovered over attendees on raised platforms in a series of the brand’s trademark bombers and parkas which popped in vivid saffron and canary colorways. Graffiti scrawlings dirtied up hoodies, sweatpants and denim, while tattered touches were applied to droopy knitwear and light-washed jeans. Noticeably absent this season were Stampd’s signature dangling strap embellishments (pour one out), but other than that, everything still felt pretty on brand.
“The theme was conjured from the evolution of our brand over the last two years,” said designer and Creative Director Chris Stamp. “We wanted to take an approach to this season [by] blending elements of design that you wouldn’t immediately think would work so well together.”
Nothing struck me as truly daring about Stampd’s “blending” to be quite honest, but it did come together nicely.
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