The Autumn/Winter 2016 collection from Raf Simons marks the 20th anniversary of his eponymous label. The collection, which he called “Nightmares and dreams”, is dedicated to David Lynch. In many of his collections he tends to absorb himself in his own world, focusing on dark nightmares and beautiful dreams. Simon’s shows are not only about showing the newest pieces, it is also about creating a debate and evoking an emotional response.
This collection offers a selection of chunky oversized knits, black coats and classic button up shirts influenced by minimalism with collaged photo prints and a futuristic outlook. The knits in particular are XXL with a unfinished and ‘destroyed’ finished with randomly patched letters. Overall, the collection celebrates imperfection and youth culture, inspired by high school uniforms.
Denmark-based sportswear brand Hummel is a sports-centric brand with a focus on practical yet fashionable design. The brand’s love for sport and football in particular has resulted in the name almost becoming synonymous with football internationally. It is that love for football which has been the inspiration for this collaborative capsule collection.
Designer Guillermo Andrade from 424 on Fairfax, shoe designer Erik Bjerkesjö, sportswear designer Malkit Singh and Rasmus Storm founder of Storm, have come together in collaboration with Hummel to create ‘424 on Fairfax & Storm for HUMMEL HIVE’. The collection celebrates hummel's history, updating hummel's past to the present.
Sacai was established by Chitose Abe in 1999 after 8 years of working with the Junya Watanabe collection at Comme des Garçons. Her collections may appear to be about femininity, but Abe’s interest is in creating clothes that are entirely unique and timeless, innovative and experimental. Juxtapositions of contrasting textures of fabrics such as knits with super fine wovens and usage of techniques based on reinterpretations of patterns of the garment transform the pieces into unexpected shapes and silhouettes.