PHOTOS & STYLING RICCARDO SLAVIK
MODEL NICOLA B AT URBAN
ALL CLOTHES ANGELOS FRENTZOS SS 16
Uncovered Federation, Frentzos’ SS16 menswear collection, plays with familiar themes in ways that manage to be at the same time clever and romantic. Photographs of a vintage pilot’s overalls become an all-over print that enlarges the intricate lacing and details and mixes them with actual bondage straps in a virtual military straitjacket effect. Big patches with unfinished, raw, edges are attached with velcro straps, pants with uneven hems can be draped to the same length, straps and drawstrings make most pieces adjustable and give the wearer both comfort and power over the clothes. Even though they possess a certain aggressive energy there is a softness about these clothes, like the romance of a long battle. With fabrics that look distressed by desert winds, jackets that grow siamese-twin doubles left hanging upside down like the coat-tails of an ancient military coat, sweaters built around holes, rope waistcoats that look more like macramè than japanese bondage, if there is a sense of rebellion and upheaval about them, it’s most certainly a revolt into style.