Linder Spring Summer 17 is the latest from the creative partnership of Kirk Millar and Sam Linder, designers with different approaches and tendencies. Each piece carries some residue of the tension that is a fixture of their process. This season the focus was largely on examining the most familiar pieces of the everyday wardrobe, and finding ways to make them unfamiliar.
Motifs that emerged include: asymmetry and the disconcerting feeling produces when ‘incompatible’ forms are brought together in a single garment, and the mind reflexively strives to resolve the conflict and perceive a coherent whole -- to unwarp the warped; exaggeration of certain traditional, even iconic details, as though by holding a magnifying glass up to a specific part of the garment, the use of utilitarian, ‘functional’ elements as decorative adornment; and a highlighting of garment-making itself, bringing the less glamorized ‘behind-the-scenes’ process into the foreground.
The question of what menswear is, as always, underpins the collection. Highly recognizable ‘menswear’ staples, subjected to simple alterations, strike notes of body-consciousness normally reserved for women’s clothing, in some cases even lingerie. The notion of revealing parts of the male body for the gaze is explored.
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