Paris-based collective Vetements grew out of a group of young designers’ desire to escape the continual rebranding and reinvention of the fashion cycle. Focusing on singular, impactful pieces with immediate appeal rather than thematic seasonal collections, the group presents refined alternatives to overthought design. Head designer Demna Gvasalia and collective members with previous ties to Maison Margiela, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Céline, and Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Arts bring touches of roughness and deconstruction to elegantly executed menswear staples: oversized trousers and overcoats, raw hems, elongated knits, and asymmetrical shapes.
The hype surrounding Vetements is impossible to ignore. The Spring/Summer 2016 collection marks their first ever official menswear release. Look for exclusive pieces from the Vetements SS16 Collection online now at SSENSE.com.