The roaring Twenties are intrinsically linked to the concepts of prosperity and alter. Defined by financial grown expertise improvements and the welcomed disruption of jazz music, this was an period of enlightenment. Yet for the technology that got here of age throughout Word War One, decadence extra and hedonism are the definitive options.
F Scott Fitzgerald led this ‘Lost Generation’; his work revealed this glamourous but broken model of humanity. He stood amongst his readers: elegant, extravagant, misplaced.
Fast ahead to the winter of 2019 and to a recent technology that has grown up in a client pushed world of lots, with expertise making wishes immediately gratified. They too are disenchanted with the society they’ve inherited however are engaged politically, utilizing expertise as a platform to voice their fears and perception motion.
It is an exploration of misplaced generations new and previous that conjures up WOOYOUNGMI’s romantic bohemian this season. With a soundtrack that strikes from swing jazz to hip-hop, two narratives are blended to conceive a contemporary Scott Fitzgerald. The assortment first reworks the sartorial codes of the jazz age. The modern three button tailor-made jacket is modernised with a field match, elegant excessive collars are stretched to chin grazing proportions and shrunken wool vests are emblazoned with slogans.
The elegant formality of Fitzgerald is changed with a harder street-ready temper. Unconventional materials – stone and acid washed denim, laminated leather-based, plaid corduroy and mohair – are layered collectively creating an edgy magnificence. Elements of soccer are launched, representing the rise up and discontent of youth. Jerseys are teamed with tailor-made trousers, heads are shielded by padded caps, faces obscured by knitted heaters and duck feather padded shirts are worn slung over shoulders. Penalty playing cards dangle from belt loops – a reminder that with glamour and decadence comes consequence.
Visuels Nicolas Brulez pour Luxsure