Following the launch of VTMNTS under VETEMENTS, headed by Guram Gvasalia as sole creative director, all eyes were on the Zurich-based brand to see what the new identity would be. After three collections, it’s quite clear the core philosophy of the brand revolves around developing genderless sartorial codes with more than just a hint of edge.
Garments in the SS23 collection combined tailoring with streetwear, incorporating the avant-garde elements that Vetements has come to be known for. Shirts and contemporary military bomber jackets were cropped along with asymmetrical blazers in black, gray, and camel, whilst alongside stomach-exposing ensembles were relaxed double-layer trousers, leather pants and striking thigh-high boots in multi-coloured leather and chrome. In addition to cropped cuts, the brand’s “double shoulder” design lent everyday pieces a dramatic air. The outing was a little bit of “sex”, a little bit of normcore, and altogether queer af.
“This collection is about gender equality. It`s about knowing who you are, and standing for your beliefs,” said Guram Gvasalia. “It’s time for the minority to get the voice and become the majority. Humanity is not mass production, each life counts, each human being counts. The world is changing, and so should fashion!”
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