An ancient armor discovered in a historic palace in the Far East is the starting point for the Les Hommes Spring Summer collection. Tom Notte and Bart Vandebosch draw inspiration from Eastern cultures – surveying their history – to deliver their own modern interpretation in a collection that acknowledges the past while envisioning the future.
A series of urban styles – true to the brand’s heritage – reinterpret Asian references. Straps, laces, and overlapping belts create geometric shapes for comfortable, cool and contemporary armor. Leather is used throughout, often as a total look, to hint at the structure of period pieces. Bombers feature animal decorations and symbols borrowed from traditional oriental clothing.
Jacquard weaving, one of the strengths of Notte’s and Vandebosch’s work, depicts two leopard and bamboo designs that emphasize the fierce and free spirit of these urban warriors. Soft and fluid tank tops that veil the body replace the traditional concept of the dress shirt. Pants alternate between two opposite styles: baggy and classic cut, in an oversized version, or fitted leather leggings paired with wide knee-length shorts.
In addition to classic hues of white and black, the color palette embraces a new sand shade, while bold accessories include six different types of jewelry featuring a vintage feel and underground look – ranging from more traditional earrings to shiny pins to wear on the lips like a scar.
Must-have sneakers with wide decorative straps punctuate the new look of Les Hommes.