Private Policy debuted their autumn/winter 2017 presentation on Monday, the first day of men’s fashion week. As guests entered the room, they were treated to a models standing along the walls of a constructed triangle reminiscent of the construction walls we often see on New York streets with bills posted on them.
The presentation felt vaguely political. One of the first outfits, which came into the room was a jumpsuit constructed from flags of different countries. A few of the models had words scrawled onto their faces, defining the outfit, the mood, and the aura the company wanted to emit during this season. A few of the words were “terrorist,” “violent,” and “refugee,” playing into the current political air of the country.
The clothes were mainly monochrome, playing with fabrics like denim and leather, while throwing in unexpected accents of color, notably chartreuse. The collection featured a varied take on the streetwear favorite structured jacket. Playing with silhouettes we usually associate with leather, the collection would explore different, shinier fabrics instead. The models wore black leather sneakers, a staple we won’t see going away any time soon.
Photography Credit: Mat+Kat