“A sense of community where each one is super disconnected” was the theme designer Maria Koch explored with the first men’s full fashion collection unveiled by Berlin-based cult magazine-turned-brand 032c.
The German label presented its urban lineup with an installation that included a reading and a pole dance performance inside the suggestive Renaissance hall of Florence’s Palazzo Medici Riccardi, which was used for a fashion event for the first time.
Inspired by the Black Mountain College established in North Carolina in 1933 that promoted an educational approach based on a holistic method and focused on art studies, Koch imagined a diverse wardrobe for independent personalities.
Military references influenced the range of cargo pants and quilted bomber jackets, while logo hoodies, embroidered sweatshirts, bombers and allover-printed cotton tracksuits were rooted in a metropolitan, street aesthetic. Maxi scarves, as well as belts with bold metallic logo buckles and plastic clogs completed the look.
The lineup also featured a few women’s leather pieces, such as a sensual Nineties’ slipdress with a crisscross detail on the back, and a shirt with contrasting piping.
A video of a group of hooligans singing Savage Garden’s “Truly Madly Deeply ” closed the performance and served to put the accent on the line’s inclusive, aggregative message.