“In my end is my beginning” - ICOSAE FW17/18 Menswear
“In my end is my beginning” — Designers Valentin and Florentin
Thicker than water and lies within the footsteps of last summer, this ICOSAE collection rediscovers the Icosae man, stronger, sharper yet delicate and sensitive. The new Fall/Winter 17 collection is immersed in the stories of bloodlines and explores family ties, a bond stronger than any other but full of conflict.
Taking inspiration from English royalty and Kings’ scandals of abdications to the art paint and costumes of Ainou and African tribes or even from the designers' experience of brotherhood, the idea of family, power games and affiliation has been explored. Those concepts transformed into design, cuts and ornaments coming together for the collection:
The iconic detail of the season, the cut and turn sleeve, is on every piece of the collection: coats, tailored jackets and even street-wear pieces.
Strict uniforms inspired the silhouette of the season with subtle movement in fabric compositions: luxurious cashmere, liquid metal-coated tweed and printed wool.
Affiliation elements are present everywhere through branded metal details, embroideries and a range of prints and patchwork all painted in house.