X marked the spot on a billowing flag that heralded the start of Daniel Blechman’s “War and Peace”-themed Sopopular show. Epaulets topped off a green wool jacket and also appeared on the shoulders of a gray cape that was toughened up with leather wrist cuffs. Buckled leather breast plates, knee pads and even a neck brace were paired with more refined items such as fitted cotton shirts with raglan sleeves and slim pants.
Blechman’s slim “neo-trench” with a high collar was a highlight, as was a mottled gray, chunky knit sweater worn with skinny cigarette pants. The label’s streetwear roots were referenced in loose leather pants, zip detailing on the backs of jackets and, of course, a pumping hip-hop soundtrack.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"