Vetements: Ready-to-wear AW16
Vetements is kind of like a fashion religion right now. Or maybe a cult. They took over the American Cathedral in Paris to show their winter collection, opening with the brand’s stylist Lotta Volka in a sliced-short choir girl ensemble clutching a posy. But she had lighters embedded in socks for heels. Good girl, gone bad. There was that sense throughout the show, to tailoring sliced apart and pierced with leather rings, to the ruffled floral dresses combined with savage leather boots stamped with designs taken from tattoos. They were scrawled with”LOVE” and “HATE” – the two poles of reaction to Vetements’ vêtements, although both fashion press and consumers decidedly fall into the former camp. Form an orderly queue: there’s no sign of this cult abating.