Baggy silhouettes are all the rage in a wide variety of fashion labels today, and British brand Universal Works is no exception. The brand’s recent “Not Another Catwalk” SS16 collection was an exercise in baggy perfection, particularly with a set of trousers that evoked the trends of late ‘90s hip-hop fashion. For its new FW16 collection, it has continued to explore this design feature, but it has turned to an entirely different world for inspiration: the aesthetic of the late ‘60s bohemian.
But Universal Works’s latest was inspired by far more than just mid-century artistic subcultures. This collection was specifically designed to bring to life of the world of the autumn fun-fair, a traditional rite to end the summer season in the region of the brand’s native UK. This element is perhaps most clearly felt in the few graphics on display in the collection, such as the white sweatshirt stitched with a red and blue illustrative advertisement for a fair event.
Elsewhere, the collection relies on a muted color palette to refashion a full spread of colder weather staples. Which means that the line is grounded by the likes of thick navy pea coats, cozy military green sweaters and expertly tailored charcoal trousers. And what would a bohemian collection be without a spread of knit beanies and scarves, wrought in bright blue and a classic plaid, respectively.
Browse Universal Works' FW16 collection on the brand's online store.
In related news, Universal Works has been working with Novesta on an update to the latter brand's Star Master sneakers. Check out their latest drop right here.