It seemed that streetwear had reached a point wherein there wasn’t anything new more. But trust Ben Cottrell and Matthew Dainty to prove everyone wrong with a stunning and strong Fall 2019 Menswear show for Cottweiler. Firstly, there was a sexual subversiveness to their seasonal line that was a first. With an open zip here and a translucent shirt there, the pieces exposed the body in a sensual yet overt way that didn’t look and feel vulgar. In fact, the tea-hued sheer shirt that closed the show was more or less romantic than sexy, but still had a tinge of eroticism to excite the masses. There was also the manipulation of fabrics, such as the crunched-up velvet made to look like denim jeans. The touch of luxury was small but made a world of difference in terms how well it fit the male body and how heavenly it will feel to wear. A variety of silhouettes was also a nice element, venturing both into oversized and skin-tight territories but still managed to look harmonious as a whole. An all-black ensemble of a twisted t-shirt worn with cropped jeans wasn’t too far off an idea as the layered oversized coats that preceded it. And what of the colors? Electric shades of Yves Klein blue, military green, and neon lime decorated what was already a stunning wardrobe. Come fall, the name ‘Cottweiler’ will be on everyone’s lips and on everybody’s backs!
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