Copenhagen-based HELIOT EMIL has grown a global following keen on delving into the label’s moody, technical aesthetic, a motif carried over to the label’s new Fall/Winter 2020 range. Perhaps in homage to its techno-futurist inspirations or as a reaction to global illnesses, HELIOT EMIL’s new collection was premiered not on the runway, but with a virtual 3D presentation.
Encompassing both menswear and womenswear, plus genderless accessories, HELIOT EMIL’s FW20 designs hew closely to the brand’s signature blacked-out palette, occasionally interrupting the muted shades with grey and flashy metallic accessories. Intricate styling sees knitwear wrapped around the torso, trim leather blazers worn over bare skin and arms thrust through the detachable sleeves of puffer jackets. These suitably warm layering pieces are abetted by chunky leather duffles, backpacks and square shoulder bags, anchored by climbing gear-inspired hardware — like carabiners and buckles — and slouchy pants in various technical, leather and cargo-pocketed forms.
Experience the virtual Fall/Winter 2020 runway show on HELIOT EMIL’s website.
For a comparably conventional runway presentation, check out KENZO’s new look for Fall/Winter 2020.