For 2016’s Men’s Fashion Week, we started at Industria Superstudios in the Meatpacking District, NYC and saw the Chapter presentation. It’s part of New York Men’s Day, brought to you by Cadillac, Read our thoughts on Chapter ‘s Fall/Winter 2016 collection!
Chapter is a fascinating brand. With a studio based in California, they have gained quick traction for there high style and simple garments, increasingly in demand with a buyer list including Odin and East Dane. The looks revolved around a swinging, nearly gangster image, pants go high waist, the trousers go deep with a drop-crotch, human form is totally ignored by way of boxy denim pants and turtlenecks. It’s winter, therefore outerwear, which consisted of leather jackets, satin bombers and tailored coats managed to enhance looks. However involved you might be in this image, the garments individually have a lot going for them, each to imagine them in different contexts. There’s a great investment in slouchy downward, power-position here, which, with occasionally thin fabrics, doesn’t actually translate to weighty layering. Nice work and good development from a brand to watch in the future.
The environment with mildly grunge but with sprinkling of pure and white, geometric stage props acted as pedestals for the models. Red mood lighting sent the whole thing back a few decades.