While designing another collection amid the pandemic, Romeo Hunte was thinking about three main messages: comfort, energizing colors and the marriage between classic pieces and fabrications.
For resort, he continued to build out garments that bridge high-low (through tailoring and streetwear) with touches of prep, as well as subtle, nostalgic moments spent at home. In addition, a number of images in the look book featured a Photoshopped mash-up of two models donning (more of less) similar looks, representing the garments’ duality.
The look: New interpretations of Hunte’s signature hybrid style garments, with more of a welcomed focus on tailoring, and a bolder palette.
Quote of note: “It was all about half-dressed, half-undressed. That’s how I was walking around my house at the time: a hoodie and blazer, but with boxer shorts on at the time,” Hunte said.
Key pieces: The boxy blazer (great in cobalt blue with waisted drawstring ties); playful pixel-printed body- and cat-suits, designed with Commando; a fiery red, elongated blazer with built in jumper with hood; denim “suiting” with corsetry details or sliced with signature suiting fabric; a leather moto jacket with denim corset bodice, and a utilitarian, denim trucker style hybrid dress (or zip-off cropped jacket).
Takeaway: Once again, Hunte’s dedication to developing hybrid garments worked well for the season, especially in garments that leaned more tailored, with lighter streetwear touches.