No rules and a message of empowerment was the underlying theme of Wil Beedle’s spring collection for AllSaints. “There’s great hope and positivity in the young generation,” he said, pointing to the street kids who were cast as models for the show and the stars of a short film playing on the vintage TVs scattered throughout the raw space in the Meatpacking District.
That message translated into a new take on heritage pieces including deconstructed denim skirts, silk dresses with digital Arabic-printed patterns and Seventies-inspired sleeveless patchwork-suede tops.
The same careless spirit was evident in the men’s wear, where cropped kimono tops were turned into Fifties-inspired shirts and M65 military bomber jackets were offered up in suede and paired with cropped retro pants.
Although the clothes were familiar, Beedle’s unique take on what could have been ordinary, showed that he has his finger on the pulse of today’s younger generation.