Which designer tears fabrics apart and puts them back together?
Greg Lauren, that’s who. The New York actor, painter and fashion designer has recently collaborated with Moncler to create his feted Autumn/Winter 2017 collection entitled “Collide”.
Mountains meet the city
Moncler is most well known for its alpine chic, meshing together sporty haute couture for a life on the pistes. It typically takes on innovative technology, and an urban style, which ensures that its pieces can be worn both on and off the slopes. Lauren’s collaboration with Moncler has certainly proved a collision of styles.
Lauren’s uncle, Ralph Lauren, may be very proud of his newest collection, which involves physically tearing apart fabrics in order to put them back together in a new and repurposed form. His method stems from his conceptual approach to design that began when he started his own label in 2011. Lauren’s latest collection is a creation of 200 unique pieces for men and women. He has combined the iconic padded jackets for which Moncler is well-known with the ripped repurposed fabrics.
Internet haute couture
Men’s designer clothes have never been more popular, and Greg Lauren is likely to capitalise on this growth with his new collection. This increase in popularity is no doubt owed in part to the increased accessibility of haute couture through the internet, with online stores such as http://ejmenswear.com/brands/farah ensuring a wide range of designer clothes is on the market.
For fashion-conscious men, the Collide collection is likely to provide much inspiration with its collision of styles. Yet within those pieces, he has still managed to be in tune with the industry-wide trend that has emerged for Autumn/Winter 2017, using darker shades of tones that typically are found in summer, such as moss green. Collide provides men with the opportunity to retreat into a hibernation of dark and neutral tones yet keep an interesting edge to their style.
Whilst the catwalks were often full of 90s sportswear, combined with leopard print and khaki, a look that may be impossible to make work anywhere else, the tones and trends are suitably toned down by Greg Lauren whose collection could be worn without trepidation on the streets of Nuneaton. Shades of green are also echoed as being on-trend with copycat designs being spotted in major fashion retailers all over the high street.