“We dig deeper where we are aloof,” says Our Legacy ingenious director Christopher Nying of all over all over again taking a see in the community for inspiration. For fall he brings us assist to his fatherland of Husqvarna to expose one more Swedish anecdote. This one is set the intersection of teenybopper boarding college children with the native punk scene, led by bands love Asta Kask and Strebers. It’s a legend of fast improvisation, waist-tied shirts meeting eyeliner and studs, rugby shirts, moto jackets, tweed, leather. It’s also a story in accordance with Nying’s non-public experiences, which contributes a feeling of authenticity to the series.
Extending that sense of realness is the inclusion of teaser objects, in the plan of tweaked vintage moto jackets, from an upcoming collaboration between OL and Eva Jangen, a local vintage dealer. The outlet see, as an instance, substances a leather sarong and pants paired with a 1955 jacket customized by Nying. A valid birth to a successful series.
Topple, in conserving with the expose notes, is set “conservatism inverted,” however Nying does bigger than honest flip the pale on its head. Barely, punk and prep are taken aside and reassembled in recent systems, and loads these transformations are field subject-driven, beginning with leather, precise and pretend, along with a filth-dyed silk that appears love leather. These mushy surfaces are blended with textural ones: shearling and silent alpaca. Boiled wools plan the body of up up to now and oversize rugby tops; corduroy is aged for suiting and a tailored corset-love high. Swedish tweeds are blended and matched. Abet by well-liked quiz are spring’s printed (versus dyed) denim, notes designate co-founder and CEO Jockum Hallin. A dialogue between the prep/punk tropes and amongst affords in actuality pressure this line-up wherein fabrications and silhouettes are consistent across gender.
It would possibly perchance not be a coincidence that this series, perchance the designate’s most unisex yet, at last achieves a satisfactory integration of the males’s and females’s lines. Nying says he’s “stumbled on a female nerve for menswear.” Having done so he appears to be like to receive residing out to receive the opposite with womenswear, however it’s a faux equivalency. OL’s intent has never been to plan female dresses for males, however somewhat to prepare a sensibility to menswear that defines masculinity in a more nuanced formula and permits for a roughly in-betweenness or blurring of gender lines. Furthermore, energy just isn’t necessarily an antonym of female; what OL continues to expose is that there’s strength to be stumbled on in softness, regardless of who wears the pants, or skirt.