Have you been working from home since the pandemic began? Martine Rose certainly has, and it has inspired her whole Fall/Winter 2022 collection.
At this point, most of us are practically living at work. Sure, some of us have started going back into an office, but it doesn't feel the same as it once did. The professionalism has somehow been removed, and comfortable clothing is not just allowed, but it's encouraged.
The Martine Rose Fall/Winter 2022 collection plays with the idea of our new surreal realities, involving taking important conference calls from bed, and asking your boss for a raise whilst still wearing your pyjamas. As Martine put it, "Fun clothing for boredom, cozy clothing for recuperation, comfortable clothing for anxiety and TV marathons."
Marrying sleek tailoring with unconventional silhouettes, Martine Rose manages to create the perfect everyday uniform. Suits are paired with square-toed loafers, tracksuits paired with dress shirts, and sweatpants are worn together with a tie and blazer. Basically, it is all about shattering traditional boundaries.
The element of perfection is gone – fabrics are wrinkled, and we don't care. Gone are the days of needing a steamer or an iron on stand-by. According to Martine, the range is "Inspired by the days of desperately rooting through a pile of clothes on the floor to find something to wear for a job interview or work meeting, and our new life without time and structure we have a crushed and wrinkled story across several fabrics."
We also see ruffled scarves and jackets, reminding me of what would be my grandma's old sheets, paired with fun fabrics including denim and velvet.
Of course, Martine has also kept her love for graphic prints, updating her classic logo tee as well as introducing football-inspired scarves.
There's truly something special about a Martine Rose collection. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that I can see myself wearing literally every single piece, or it is because she's a designer that just gets it right. Regardless, the Fall/Winter 2022 range is a slam dunk.