For AW16 22/4_hommes_femmes went in the direction of bringing back the looks mainly inspired by the early 90’s Manchester’s Hacienda Club days and the tone of English heritage based on the huntsmen wardrobe. The collection is dominated by the shades of green, ranging from olive to moss. The greens are accompanied by more somber licorice black, steel blue, dark grey with red and brown making an occasional appearance. The fabrics are wool, viscose and high-tech jersey. One thing we particularly found interesting was the oversized bomber jacket presented in many variants; it seemed as a bold move and we hope to see many of these on the streets.
Overall, the 22/4_hommes_femmes AW16 collection is powerful and, at times, puzzling as it seems to mix a range of factors that one wouldn’t normally see combined. However, what else would you expect when you let a German designer work with Italian fabrics while being inspired by the English heritage with a goal to market it all in France? Do we like it? Definitely! It’s refreshing, inspiring and astounding.