YMC SS16 REVIEW
Formed in London in 1995 by Fraser Moss and Jimmy Collins, YMC introduced the Spring Summer 16 collection traditionally staying true to the diverse but directional design rhetorics of the brand.
According to the words of Fraser Moss head of the design, the Spring Summer collection has been very much about the art of creating coherence in a chaos of ideas. That very proclamation underlines the core of the entire collection as YMC always provides original and idiosyncratic clothing adeptly defying fashion trends and seasonal directions. In contrast, YMC pronounces its own sartorial philosophy with assorted garments, precise tailoring and avant-garde conception.
In this Spring Summer presentation, the YMC intrinsic style favouring an eclectic colour palette has combined with fabric innovations and classic silhouettes. To illustrate, the unexpected amalgamation of oriental work wear, boiler suits and wide legged pants is one that demonstrates the brand’s independent spirit. What is more, woven and longline shirts were present adequately representing YMC signature soft tailoring in rich colorways such as indigo, jade, navy and black paired with subtle sage and dusty pink shades alongside iconic prints including a personal favourite bold cloud dot print.
Fabrications have also seemed to evolve for the season as they included brocade cotton while other pieces teemed proofed linens with sumptuous suede tailored pieces. The collection has additionally featured metal elements which could be manipulated to form new structures and innovative shapes. The luxurious element was not missing from the collection albeit it had its own twist with suede being the protagonist of iconic seventies motocross influenced jackets while the accessories were individualised with the introduction of stylised Bowler hats produced by British milliners, Christy’s. Finally, trend-led footwear styles complimented the clothing collection and featured a cut away desert boot, velcro punk sandals as well as work shoes in leather and canvas.
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