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Brand: CMMN SWDN
Key Pieces: The outerwear and shirting offerings that are defined by a clash of pre-owned knitwear are solid.
Editor’s Notes: YEEZY alumni, and husband and wife duo Saif and Emma Bakir of CMMN SWDN showcased the brand’s FW19 collection during Paris Fashion Week, centering on the theme of digital complexity, and emphasizing how postmodern society solely focuses on services and purchases.
Also taking cues from the term “rushing standstill,” derived from French philosopher Paul Virilio, the label executed a slower design process for the season and continued their SS19 dialogue by utilizing pre-owned garments as a focal point of inspiration.
The clash of pre-owned damaged silhouettes that are reinterpreted through tailoring in various proportions, define its signature aesthetic for the season. In particular, knitwear are paired with tailored blazers, shirts and long coats, while the usage of distinct fabrics like crumpled viscose, creased effect wool denim, cracked leather, raw edge seams and frayed knits, as well hand tie-dyed latex that function as a second skin layer are other notable design elements.
Also emphasizing leather trousers, tailored pants, accessories and footwear like military-inspired boots, the color palette is dominated by tones of moss green, khaki and black, mixed with acid yellow and caramel hues inspired by decay and deterioration.
If you like what you see, head on over to CMMN SWDN’s website now for more info.