Sportmax Fall 2019 - Runway Review
February 22, 2019
At Sportmax, the future of fashion is, well, complicated. Set to a soundtrack of Beethoven's 9th Symphony -- featured prominently in "A Clockwork Orange" -- at first glance it was head-scratching to decipher pure editorial garb from real-life ready-to-wear. After all, how else to explain a jacket with its sleeves slashed or another with the complete chest cavity missing? The jackets sectioned off at the waist were a cool way to expose the jacket-skirt underneath. By the time complete garments came down the runway, it was actually enlightening.
The adaptation of menswear was impressive and fresh. Luxury harnessing and tactical wear was prominent throughout, rooted in black and caramel leather and decidedly sensitive in design. Elsewhere was a wool-cashmere mix of silhouettes -- a bomber here, a shearling-paneled coat there, that were engineered with round-shouldered details and combined with fabric baseball caps and tall leather boots.