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YMC Spring/Summer 2016
June 13, 2015
YMC’s head of design, Fraser Moss, focused on creating coherence in the SS16 show out of the “chaos of ideas” that form the collections. Inspired by oriental workwear, the show also featured more interest than we are used to from the brand.
Sage, navy and lighter blues, white, black and dusty pinks were the the solid colours and prints were subtly included throughout, the navy and khaki polka dot print that everyone had as a preview – the invitations were a pocket square in the printed fabric – taking centre stage. Checks were introduced on relaxed tailoring. In fact, everything was relaxed: soft utilitarian suits with drawstring waists on jackets, and a chambray boilersuit; crumpled macs and crushed linen suits; simple collarless T-shirts in cottons.
Bowler hats and skate punk sandals, that we are already dying to wear, finished off the summer wardrobe. Outerwear was simple in suede or silk bombers and light macs, a plastic-coated rainproof one, or the grey suede Aertex bomber with panther motif providing the edge to the cool and commercial collection.
Mikael Jack – Fashion Features Editor