Joseph Spring 2017 RTW. Louise Trotter mused the idea of contemporary nomadism with a series of deconstructed–reconstructed pieces.
In this striking statement of a collection, Joseph’s creative director Louise Trotter mused on the idea of contemporary nomadism. Trotter swathed her male and female models in all manner of voluminous pieces. She took this collection with a series of deconstructed (and then reconstructed) menswear shirts, trench overcoats, wrap dresses, and shirtdresses whose proportions were emphasized.
The further the collection proceeded, the more elements were heaped within each look. Like tank tops of mesh worn under fringed multicolored tops and paired with asymmetrical plastic skirts. This crafted-together element was a leitmotif of the collection — Trotter took apart retro tracksuits and pieced them back together, to create a clash of colors.
The collection reached a peak at the end of the show, when the layering and multiplication of pieces got really crazy. At times, it all looked just like a poignant styling exercise, but for sure this was a collection that made you thing about today — and we are not just talking fashion.