The new Les Hommes collection takes the world of aviation right into late 70′s Punk. For Fall Winter 2017/18, creative directors Tom Notte and Bart Vandebosch outline a precise trajectory that brings two apparently distant universes together through constant references of inspirations.
Contemporary young men flaunt inverted triangle silhouettes. Large shearling collars increase the volumes on shoulders, while a skillful layering bestows vigor and thickness to outerwear, subsequently slimming down reaching rigorously skinny trousers.
Multi-material jacquard suits feature all-over prints inspired by aeronautical badges, decorated with removable straps borrowed from parachutes for a rebellious and urban touch. The spotlight is on outerwear. Shiny details and zippers stand out on shearling and military bomber jackets.
Coats often come printed with a couture overlaying that shows an almost imperceptible camouflage jacquard. Abundant metallic embroideries and studs enliven and brighten the more strict looks. Noteworthy is the comeback of knitwear with heavy extra-large wool sweaters and trousers feature long johns reinterpreted for the outerwear through a thick Milano stitch jacquard.
The color palette is precise and sharp: the total black tone of the collection only allows the incursions of red and blue shades. Accessories include fur lined aviator hats, leather long gloves to wear pulled down and aviator sunglasses. Silver studded military boots finish the look.