For Fall 2019, Demna Gvasalia went into the deepest and darkest spaces of the internet to present a social commentary of a Vetements collection just before Paris Haute Couture Week started. It began with a black turtleneck (printed with a warning logo) with denim jeans, a tribute to Apple founder Steve Jobs, and continued on the brand’s signature lineup of oversized silhouettes and strong streetwear statement pieces. The aggression in the clothes and how the models stomped on the runway seemed to reflect the public outcry against the troubles the internet has caused, be it from a political standpoint or the criminal activity in the deep dark web. Key Vetements staples were still present, from the huge almost matress-like puffer coats, logo hoodies, and the tattered approach to big business suiting. A refined and slightly more romantic touch happened upon some hints of floral layered over casual looks. In terms of sophistication, however, there some that stood out. A silky dove white floor-length jumpsuit and a similarly shimmering satin navy button-down dress were exquisite and elegant. Although the collection remained entirely steetwear—thwarting any notion that Vetements is following the current tailoring trend—and that is where they will stay for seasons to come.
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