A madcap, Day-Glo, Nineties rave spirit took over Katie Eary’s collection, with the designer stating that she wanted to hark back to her “streetwear-obsessed adolescence.”
Eary said the collection hovered “somewhere between [London’s] Camden Market and ‘The Fifth Element,’” and for a sense of authenticity, the designer collaborated with streetwear labels Boy London and Spliffy on certain pieces. There were low-slung, knee-length denim cutoffs paired with a string vest in neon stripes. And an oversized Army green flight jacket with neon orange toggles — bearing the Boy London logo — was teamed with board shorts in a beetle print.
Indeed, the, clean street-inspired silhouettes provided a cool canvas for Eary’s signature prints. An emerald-green, dragonfly print appeared on a matching pants, shirt and parka combo, while scarab beetles and butterflies glowed in shades of neon green and blue on black hoodies, shorts and pants.
Eary’s collections aren’t for wallflowers, and this lineup was particularly unabashed in its approach to color and print. But by rendering those elements on those hardy-looking garments, Eary grounded the clothes in reality.
See More From the London 2018 Men’s Spring Collections:
Stella McCartney Screens Men’s Wear Short Film at 16th-century Pub: Steven Tyler, Steve Coogan were among the guests at the Tudor-era watering hole.
Charles Jeffrey Men’s Spring 2018: A riotous cast of characters, unified in their theatricality and Jeffrey’s joyous treatment of his theme: debauchery.
Cottweiler feat. Reebok Men’s Spring 2018: Dainty and Cottrell looked to the optimism and escapism of off-grid desert communities for spring.
What We Wear Men’s Spring 2018: Tinie Tempah fused the brand’s minimalist aesthetic with a sportier one for spring.
Wales Bonner Men’s Spring 2018: This focused yet subdued collection saw Grace Wales Bonner musing on a “blue mood.”
Christopher Raeburn Men’s Spring 2018: There was a lightness and transparency to Christopher Raeburn’s signature practical silhouettes.