Vetements Fall 2016 RTW has offered the epitome of rule breaking, led by Demna Gvasalia, the Georgian designer drawn up a fashion map of his own.
The relatively new label Vetements, offered the epitome of rule breaking at the Cathédrale Américaine de Paris on last Thursday. Vetements is designed by a small team led by Demna Gvasalia, who is also the new creative director of Balenciaga. Gvasalia is ulitimately the Sid Vicious to our generation, where he gets a lot of his ideas from observing regular people in the streets and upgrading of everyday street style into high style.
The genderless collection was made up of oversized stolen-from-Goodwill hoodies, sweats, oversized men’s suiting, and dresses that look as if they’re made from chintzy table cloths ripped from your grandmother’s table—all of it deconstructed and sewn back together in strong-shouldered proportions that somehow make it all seem new, urgent, and necessary. This was Vetements’ third show, and, in a way, its real baptism as a brand with fewer obvious associations to Margiela’s style. We’ve seen manipulations of silhouettes before, but the Vetements gang is doing them in a way that is both playful and varied.
Though Vetements, which Gvasalia designs with his brother Guram, is only in its second year, together they have established a look and reach the current It-status. Now they’re representing the voice against the current of society and begin to challenge the old fashion system as we speak. For instance, moving his combined menswear and womenswear to show in June and January and selling those collections a month later to align with the actual seasons. It’s quite surprising to see what they’re doing, if this so-called revolution, then we could named it ‘Vetements.’