The end of summer is here . Which means its time to get back into the exciting collections that have been aching to be worn for this FW17 season. One of my all time favourites is Berthold .
The rhythm of restriction is explored and recreated in Berthold’s AW17 collection, which is aptly called Asylum. I watched the presentation 3 times because it so aptly describes my present mood. Also I love Berthold's complete signature the whole unisex aspect. Raimund Berthold creates this feeling of restriction through several aspects of the collection such as the clever pairing of taut body gloves worn over wide-leg trousers, or models whose identities are masked with think, rough bandages covering their heads and faces.
The silhouettes this season are larger and more languid, with oversized tunics and winter coats and sportif jackets with exaggerated sleeves. There is also a dark feeling of scarings, stitching and scratching, especially in the bomber jackets with slashed elbows and skinny trousers with splits at the knee.
Rich fabrics such as felted wools, fluffy mohair, easy cotton and soft leathers are complemented by a simple colour palette of polar whites and heavy blacks and bruised hues.
photographs Alan West for MscastroRides