SS20 is a move away from the heavy layering and free use of activewear-esque pieces that were dominant in Linder’s last three collections. The silhouettes here emphasize tailoring and a more ‘formal’ sensibility.
The label has continued to use stretch materials, with its own exploratory prints, in patterns that could be described as sartorial. And the body mapping that has become a brand staple is still there in the armholes and twisted outseams.
The palate is more ‘evening’ than recent collections, with a few blasts of highlighter yellow, orange and blue, and the fabrics as a group are more fine and drape-y.
The brand has continued our use of Mephisto footwear and the white sneakers that appear on the runway offer a peak at a soon-to-be- released collaboration between that legendary shoemaker and Linder.
The team is also very excited to feature custom shoes and boots from Kunn. These are inspired by a style of footwear that was traditionally associated with ‘Ottoman Rowdies’, rakish toughs who operated as informal community law enforcement in the late stages of the empire.
Linder spring collection picks up strands from its previous work and distills them while introducing a new commitment to simplicity and clarity of concept.