Outerwear was the traditional parka with fur collar in navy and a toggle coat, but the materials were quilted. There also was a tan workcoat with darker brown corduroy at the collar and cuffs.
Male models also wore thin sleek scarves tied closely around their necks.
John Bartlett’s models were smeared with dirt and mud, some carrying camping accessories and wearing Hunter rain boots. The designer said he was inspired by two films, “The Life of Steve Zissou” and “Lord of the Flies” for a collection with nautical and mountaineering silhouettes.
Bartlett didn’t focus on suits, instead showcasing a more casual, sportsman’s look.
“Everything I do goes back to denim,” he said.
He also looked to make an eco-friendly collection, using vintage wool and organic cotton.
Bartlett used a red plaid and green and blue plaid for a funnel-neck vest with matching shorts. Another look paired a motorcycle jacket with trousers in both red and brown.
Bartlett also grasped onto long underwear, showing a body suit in navy with a high neck and white buttons down the front. Another model wore a turtleneck and long underwear pants in a thin brown and black horizontal striped pattern.
Ervell said his fall collection was inspired by the crossing of a “heavily policed state” and “moments of protest.”
The Swedish-born designer included pieces like a “tactical police sweater” made from alpaca with black patches on the tops of the shoulders and down the outside of the arm. He used a navy blue fabric that he called “police nylon” and showed SWAT jackets, flak jackets and helmet bags.
The looks, especially Ervell’s suiting, were clean cut, but futuristic. A black, sporty shirt had a high neck and cuffs ringed with shiny gold fabric. The suits were made with black and blue wool and paired with oxford shirts. Ervell took a gray cotton twill fabric to make a field coat and utility pants that together looked very much like a uniform.View Entire Story
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