Covent Garden’s Floral Street was filled with live music from London-based band Factory Floor, already setting the scene for the YMC AW17 presentation at this season’s London Fashion Week Men. As ever designer Fraser Moss took inspiration from music for this season’s collection, as well as art – in this case, the Bauhaus movement.
Originating in Germany in the early 20th century, Bauhaus – an art school – combined crafts with fine arts and focused on form and function. Despite only being operational until 1933, Bauhaus would go on to be one of the most influential movements in modern art, paving the way for Modernist architecture, art and design.
Germany continued to be an influence for the YMC AW17 presentation, with a backdrop inspired by late 1970s/early ’80s Berlin and an attitude from the models to go with it. This season Moss went unisex (as many of the designers have this LFWM), creating sheepskin flight jackets and Breton tops worn by both men and women.
The silhouette throughout the collection was loose and relaxed, from the wide legged woollen trousers to the monochrome printed jumpers and utilitarian military-inspired shirt and trouser combination – complete with Che Guevara-esque beret – that wouldn’t have looked out of place in an episode of Deutschland ’83.
As for the colour palette, it ranged from the Autumn/Winter staples of black and grey, to olive and camel with an injection of burnt orange.
Words and images by Angharad Jones