Very few brands embody the communal mindset of 2020 like Random Identities. Not only does this brand deal in chaos (of which 2020 has seen an inordinate amount) and the order that opposes it, it’s built to provide a space where people can confidently understand and define for themselves the new codes of gender shift. The name Random Identities epitomizes the label’s stance: Random connotes the unpredictability and randomness of existence, while Identities refers to the ways in which we, as humans, seek to find order in the universe’s chaos.
Founded by Stefano Pilati in 2017, Random Identities comes as Pilati’s first solo venture having previously held position as the Head Designer for Yves Saint Laurent and Ermenegildo Zegna. As such, Random Identities stands as a fresh start for the designer, and a place for him to test the exciting new boundaries of fashion as the power shifts away from the old guard. The label exudes a refreshing, authentic energy that’s hard to ignore, Pilati explains: “That is my starting point and the core of my project. If I don't feel it, I won't do it.”
On the heels of Random Identities Fall/Winter 2020, which just dropped, we thought it was only right that we rounded up some of our favorite pieces from the collection. From contemporary tailoring to classic outerwear, the collection takes heavy inspiration from the archives of military style, brimming with uniform greens, camos, and technical details.
Shop the best bits of Random Identities FW20 below.
Random Identities Embroidered Zip-Up Hoodie
One of the more easily styled pieces from the collection, this zip-up hoodie is cut from heavy cotton fleece which is ideal for the colder months.
Random Identities Satin Trench Coat
The trench coat is a time-proven silhouette that originated in the military. Retaining the military-inspired khaki color palette, Pilati adds his signature twist to this style with an elegant satin finish.
Random Identities Berlin Baggies Cargo Pants
Cargo pants are a definite go-to this season. The utilitarian design is on-trend and also really useful. This pair boasts an exaggerated wide leg for extra impact.
Random Identities Wool Classic Trousers
A kind of flashback to his time at Yves Saint Laurent, this pair of wool trousers is perfectly tailored and wholeheartedly classic.
Random Identities Canvas Bucket Hat
The bucket hat is the year-round hat. Perfect for keeping the sun off your head in summer, and equally good at keeping the wind off it in fall and winter.
Random Identities Wool Chain Crewneck
Much of what Pilati does at Random Identities is finding the pithy tension between two seemingly opposed ideas. This wool sweater contrasts with a silver chain that runs around the waist to simple but eye-catching effect.
Random Identities Buttonless Blazer
Showing that he can do it all, Pilati offers up a super-sharp blazer but takes it down a notch by removing the buttons. The outcome is a sophisticated blazer that doesn't look out of place in the everyday wardrobe.
Random Identities Duvet Jacket
It's called the Duvet Jacket, enough said.
Random Identities Quilted Bomber Jacket
This all-black quilted bomber jacket is cut to feature a shortened body. While this isn't out of the ordinary for a bomber jacket, Pilati cuts this piece extra short to give it a more interesting silhouette.
Random Identities Tie Blazer
Another show of tailoring skill, the Tie Blazer features powerful shoulders and a tie that cinches in the wait to emphasize the strong shape of the piece.
Random Identities Mile High Bomber Jacket
Outfitted in real-tree camo, this bomber jacket is finished with a faux-fur collar that harks back to the original pieces worn by pilots during World War 1.
Random Identities Nylon Trench Coat
It's definitely an attention-grabber. This longline trench coat is looking like the perfect top layer for this fall.
Random Identities Suede BO3 Boots
Fitting squarely into Pilati's non-binary design focus, this pair of power heels deserves to be added to the discussion of the best boots for fall.
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