Holding the final time slot on the official Paris Fashion Week calendar for the boys’s spring 2022 season, the 1017 Alyx 9SM assortment felt like a palate cleanser — and the movie made you need to hop a aircraft to Stromboli for the lively volcano, dramatic skies and otherwordly black sand seashores.
Matthew Williams stated he’s visited this dramatic panorama typically over the previous eight years, and it dawned on him that the gathering — which incorporates castaway shorts for him, swimsuit-like robes and tops for her — matched “the elements of the island, the fauna and flora with textures and colors.”
After so many print-heavy collections and psychedelic rave themes this males’s season, Williams’ monochromatic ensembles — some modern, others voluptuous — felt refreshingly freed from narrative and razzmatazz. There’s nonetheless a cool detachment to his garments, however much less of an industrial tinge this time.
“There is a feeling of comfort overall while also being dressed up — the feeling of a new beginning coming up,” the designer stated. “We don’t really work with mood boards or references, but more so design the collections as a continuation of the previous one.…It’s about perfecting and evolving the garments from one season to the next.”
The fashions traversed grassy paths, thickets of cacti and a rocky shoreline as in the event that they had been headed house from the membership and received very, very misplaced, stopping every now and then to catch the daylight with a mirror, as if attempting to sign a passing aircraft.
Williams continued to discover looser shapes for males, together with oversize parkas, moto jackets and automotive coats, whereas preserving pants slender and modern. Like Rick Owens earlier within the week, he’s serving to to make cream the brand new black.
Women’s appears had been principally body-conscious — bikini tops and brief attire that hugged the thigh, or longer ones in a halter type awash in beaded fringe.
Jordan Hemingway’s movie was as easy as the gathering, celebrating the island from dawn to sundown. That’s a wrap!