Diverging from his previous Onitsuka Tiger collections, Andrea Pompilio sent out a selection of preppy classics, with streetwear and sports influences injected in small doses. The collection represented “a unison of diverging components, with graphic motifs used to corrupt classic lines and novel details complementing traditional styles,” the show notes said.
Nevertheless, the prep reigned, albeit in exaggerated proportions. Pompilio used plaids and checks in gray, deep red, navy and black tailored blazers, slim trousers and pleated skirts. Some blazers had a drawstring through the waist, invoking the brand’s athletic origins, and puffer jackets were turned out in a glossy vinyl that gave them that caught-in-the-rain look.
For women, Pompilio showed both long and short dresses with flowing skirts in matte jersey. One checked skirt had ankle-length panels in both front and back, showing lots of provocative leg on every side. Several looks were complemented with enormous collegiate-style striped rib knit scarves in burgundy and navy, mustard and olive, or sky-blue and light orange.
The show was staged on a raised, sloping wood runway, accompanied by an enthusiastically received drummer on a raised platform.