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Vetements Spring/Summer 2017

Tuesday July 05, 2016

Once again this seasons industry darling Vetements slays again on the runway with not only their classic oversized fits but also 18 collaborations. Known for bringing a sense of ironic style to fashion (DHL t-shirt anyone?) it is no surprise that Vetements has its pick of any other brand to collaborate with. With a mix of high and low end brands the list go as follows. Levi's, Carhartt, Eastpak, Dr. Martens, Reebok, Hanes, Juicy Couture, Alpha Industries, and Churches, as well as higher end labels such as Manolo Blahnik, Comme des Garçons, Canada Goose, Mackintosh, and Brioni. Most notably the revival of Juicy Couture (although did it ever really leave us?) Taking a look back at the classic velour jumpsuit Juicy Couture was the go to trendy piece of the 2000s. The likes of Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie and Lauren Conrad could be spotted anywhere in LA trotting along in a hot pink Juicy Couture tracksuit while totting a small dog or ferret alongside as an accessory.

So how did Vetements renew the classic “never goes out of style” look?  They did what Vetements has become infamous for, taking classic brands and adding a new, modern spin on fit and silhouette. Oversized and awkward fits, as well as long velour evening gowns, mixed with irregular-fit pants are what made this season’s collection so loud and once again unexpected.

 You might consider 18 collaborations to be a huge endeavor, however Vetements designer Demna Gvasalias has made it clear that this seasons runway collection should be seen as 18 separate collections featuring 18 separate collaborations.

 Now here at Roden Gray we aren’t saying we expect you to step out of your Common Projects and into some 4” heel Manolo Blahnik/Vetements collaboration boots.  After all who’s to say Common Projects won’t be next in line for a possible Vetements collab? All we are saying is check out these looks that are a bit outside of your comfort zone, if not only for the pure entertainment that is Vetements.


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