Here’s a brief look at Descendant of Thieves Spring/Summer 2018, presented at NYFWM Men’s Day at Dune Studios.
For Spring/Summer 2018, Descendant of Thieves has graced audiences with a concept of fashion as old as modern men’s fashion as we know it (which, I’ll have you know, originated in the 12th century): “Fashion as a mask”. This ancient concept was executed in such a dour way, not even some charming copy could secure a reception as being even “alright”. Absent of any cohesion! Not a single convincing idea of consequence to be found in the collection. Descendant of Thieves middles in the space of menswear that makes menswear so truly unremarkable to those who know better.
If the collection revealed anything about the “tribes of people” creative director of Descendant of Thieves speaks of, I’d avoid those inhabiting these shabby wares outright: tight and unremarkable checks and grids in ugly color schemes vied for attention in a way that drove away anything possibly pleasing to the eye. Shorts (possibly swimwear) cut at puzzling lengths paired with troubling color blocking played illusionary tricks on the eye, equating an exposed leg to little more than a detached appendage. The saving grace were the smart trousers, presented here cropped and in charming color ways such as a passionate green and muted carrot.