Martine Rose continues to carve out her own spot in the menswear sphere with another strong collection that champions the label’s playful, subversive style. For Fall/Winter 2018, the London-based designer looks back to her past collections with new vigor, drawing from 10 years of work inspired by the likes of Jamaican dancehalls, ’90s rave culture and English skins and punks.
This time, Martine Rose follows up on her normcore-infused, business casual aesthetic from Spring/Summer 2018 (which made our Top 10 Runway Shows of 2017) with contorted suiting, oversized button-down shirts and sheeny fabrics. The overall style of this season, however, struck a more extravagant note, utilizing heavy layering, graphic logos and a varied mix of textiles and patterns. A motley of bold sartorial codes — old lady-style furry coats, camo jackets, acid-wash denim, lycra leggings, snakeskin trousers and a slew of bootleg-inspired gear such as football jerseys and belts — were at play, proving Rose’s ability to compose a collection whose breadth encapsulates both the designer’s personal history and confidence in design.
The lookbook was shot by three photographers — Sharna Osborne, Charlotte Wales and Heji Shin — who were each chosen for their unique perspectives and contrasting work. Flip through the Martine Rose Fall/Winter 2018 collection above and make sure to keep up with our Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 coverage for the latest sartorial content.
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