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OAMC Fall 2019 Menswear Collection Review

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OAMC Fall 2019 Menswear Collection Review
Description
What designers have to do when taking on previous styles and trends is to redefine it for a new audience. This was what Luke Meier expertly did in his Fall 2019 Menswear show for OAMC. He took grunge and turned it over its head, putting in a more refined look that'll possibly entice more customers than it did in the 90s.
Apparel Quality
89
Retail Potential
92
Overall Vibe
87
Reader Rating0 Votes
0
Positives
Long and Clean Lines
Stark Simplicity
Subtle Nudges to References
Contemporary Styling
Focus on Textures
Adidas Originals Footwear
Negatives
Bland Color Palette
Awkward Accessorizing
89
Ratings

“Grunge doesn’t have to look old and like it’s falling apart; it’s the attitude,” insisted Luke Meier. You may not suspect it upon first glance, but his Fall 2019 Menswear collection for OAMC was inspired by the revived 90s trend. But instead of harkening back to its sartorial codes, however, Meier focused his attention on recreating the attitude behind the trend in informing his highly contemporary line. Evidently, his own design aesthetic has become influenced by his own work for Jil Sander, but his own grungy attitude still resonated with a more modern vibe. For one thing, his silhouettes remained long and lean—as are in his collections for the Milanese label—yet the almost dominating shapes combined with the somber, arguably bland, color palette revealed a nonchalant emotion that’s well within the grunge identity. Even with the blowing up of the plaids and the logo-ed sweaters, the clothes remained contemporary but the attitude behind them was classic grunge. Ironically enough, the best pieces in this line were the ones farthest from the narrative but were undeniably desirable: a stark white leather coat and a plush oversized sweater with a drawing of a dove on it. They might not be grunge but they sure do look grand!

Photo: Alessandro Lucioni / Gorunway.com

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