22/4 HOMMES PARIS – THE BOURGEOISIE & THE REBEL
The 22/4 Autumn/Winter 2016-17 season is a clash of modernity and tradition colliding the era of the early 90’s Manchester’s Hacienda Club days against the tradition of English heritage influenced in those days by the surrealistic world of Edward James.
The collection’s English tone and heritage is based on the huntsmen wardrobe and it is visible in 22/4’s everlasting fondness of masculine traditional English patterns found in classic hound’s tooth and tartan checks. Clashing with some 70’s sportswear key elements such as, the sporty ribbons in track-suits found in the Hacienda acid house raves in different colour variations, and the German copper-like-plastic zipper with key-ring-pull and a modern chain. Florals and checks in the style of French tapestries in the collection is homage to Edward James in reference to his surreal sculpture garden “Las Pozas,” in Mexico, along with his “Monkton House, ” in England.
“In short, it’s about the Hacienda tracksuits meets Prince-of-Wales-Check” – Stephanie Hahn.
As Stephanie Hahn explains, “both the surrealistic art movement and the music played in the Hacienda have been critical social statements based on the wish to challenge the existing society and culture with the medium of creativity.”
Green is the key colour for Autumn/Winter 2016 this season and it comes in shades of olive, teal, pear and moss. Also hints of liquorice black, steel blue, dark grey, pale nude, as well as, reds and classic brown tones in shades of hickory caramel, chestnut, taupe and amber are part of the new season.
Article: Charles Daniel McDonald
Photography: 22/4 Hommes