Although denim and textile collections are being inspired by a fusion of heritage and multicultural sentiments, a common thread also includes a focus on using utilitarian, hi-tech fabrics.
At the Kingpins show last week in New York, “manipulated heritage” and blue-collar designs emerged as prevailing trends in the form of contemporary railroad styles and destroyed denim textiles for fall 2018 collections. These “working-class aesthetics,” which are cheekily described as “antifashion,” are in response to a young consumer base that yearns for a romanticized past, according to vendors and attendees at the show.
Hermès is launching a Laundromat pop-up shop in NYC - dubbed Hermèsmatic - where customers can bring their old scarves to be dip-dyed by an expert. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @donstahl)