Location: New York, NY
Season: Spring/Summer 2018
Key Pieces: Known for workwear silhouettes made from repurposed vintage materials like quilts, BODE’s latest collection continues to make standout jackets and trousers in all manner of bedding-inspired stripes, florals, and jacquards. The trousers are voluminous and cropped, while the chore coats in floral patterns with contrast corduroy collars infuse a welcome freshness into workwear staples. The burgundy track pants are also worth a look.
Editor’s Notes: Designer Emily Adam Bode took a trip to the south of France, finding inspiration in the attic, a place where tchotchkes and heirlooms often tell inter-generational stories. That’s why this collection is titled “The Grenier,” and keeps with the label’s theme of repurposing the old (vintage quilts and materials) into something new.
Through re-using older materials, more modern stories can be told. Floral patterns and loungey stripes convey a message of a collection that feels at home, reinforced by the fact that plenty of the models at the NYFW:M presentation sat on beds. Considering BODE showed on the final day of fashion week, it’s a feeling beleaguered editors, buyers, and attendees could definitely identify with.
For more relaxed tailoring vibes, check out the latest collection from Engineered Garments and FWK.