Cottweiler held its first runway show, as part of Topshop’s NewGen Man showcase, with designers Matthew Dainty and Ben Cottrell sharing a dystopian view.
They created a runway set based on a “future ruin of a hotel resort” where crushed and broken pieces of pink ceramic pottery were amply scattered on the catwalk.
The duo took its fetish track suit silhouette and pushed it to the next level, experimenting with technical treatments and materials. The result was a well-constructed sporty lineup incorporating industrial fabrics in earthy tones and soft blue hues.
Transparent Italian linen was employed for tracksuits as well as a blazer and shorts. It also appeared as a chevron texture on shirts or as a strip running down the sides of track suit bottoms or a sweatshirt. Jogging pants and a jacket were constructed in a light white knit. Blue tracksuits and sweatshirts were treated with lace embellishments.