CONCEPT

Driven by an antagonist approach to the design process, SS17 V was created by impulse rather than tactical forethought. The creative confines that powered previous offerings were reversed, allowing each garment to flow as a manifestation of instinct and caprice.

The result is a series of garments that are unified organically, by a thematic narrative manifested throughout the process instead of in advance. Lingerie and athleisure are the crux elements of the collection, a nod to the coexistence of vulnerability and power. SS17 V is a visual representation of the divergent forces it honors, in that each piece has an equally potent counterpart; a visual or conceptual opposite. True to the core belief that carries the order from one collection to the next, v furthers the notion that expectations are meant to be defied.

SIGNIFICANCE

From victory vs defeat to masculine vs feminine, the significance of the glyph β€˜5’ deviates across references whether number [5] or numeral [V]. Used throughout history to represent everything from peace and insult to musical harmony and diabolical allegiance, the influence of the number is commanded by its operator. The same is true for the garments in this collection.