London-based brand BRACK-MAN has consistently proven that it is not a label that thinks inside the box. Its last offering was an SS16 line that found influence in the church-going communities across the vast continent of Africa. Which when translate onto apparel meant richly textured fabrics and prints as varied as the multitude of nations it celebrated. But things have truly turned up a notch for BRACK-MAN’s latest offering, simply titled Collection 004. Labels turn their sights into the future for inspiration frequently, but few come up with something as realistically forward-thinking as this.
It is well-agreed that whatever the future will bring for our planet will involve a hostile shift in climate. This stipulation is placed at the forefront of the collection, with special attention paid to the durability and practicality of its materials. Oversized jackets and hoodies are wrought with reflective textures and toxic hues, giving the impression of a raincoat that dually functions as a hazmat suit.
No better example of this form-meets-functionality can be found than in the two-piece, off-white stunner of hoodie and wide-legged trouser. And despite its outlandish aesthetic, pieces like the extravagantly large green pants wouldn't seem out of place at the warehouse rave down the street. It also helps that the lookbook actually looks like it was shot on Mars and not in the natural landscapes of Southend-on-Sea, England.
Stay tuned for Collection 004 to hit retailers soon, visit BRACK-MAN's website for more information.
For more of the latest in FW16 collections, check out this gritty offering from up-and-coming Korean brand LMC (Lost Management Cities).