“Save Us” read a black hooded sweatshirt from Dyne’s Fall 2019 Menswear collection. This season, designer Christopher Bevan focused, as did many other designers in recent years, on sustainable means of creating new fashion. Here, he got the fabric straight out of the mills instead of mass manufacturing them that would have inevitably led to more wasted materials. But upon further inspection, one wouldn’t have known that the materials were organically made. The coloring, for one thing, is superb. From the bright pop of highlighter-toned blue on a button-down jacket to the more somber-hued aubergine oversized anorak, the colors were as stark as can be. There were also only 11 looks on offer this season—another waste management course Bevan took. But on the outset, the clothes were as plain as can be, even with the refinement of such hues. There were no interesting cuts, no new shapes and forms that challenged the status quo. Practically the only thing going for it was the sustainable narrative, and since most other brands have also gone eco-friendly, it begs the question: what makes this Dyne offering so special?
Photo: Ryan Bevans/ Courtesy of Dyne