Here’s a brief look at PRIVATE POLICY Spring/Summer 2018, presented at NYFWM Men’s Day at Dune Studios.
PRIVATE POLICY does genderless clothing. Aside from being impossible to Google, Genderless has been PRIVATE POLICY’s commitment, among others. For the spring/summer 2018 collection, Private Policy has turned its cautious eye toward something distinctly satisfying: some sort of amalgam of glam rock and Japanese tourist board, Mean Girls (2004, written by Tina Fay) glitter tops, cowboy boots and narrow cut not-quite jeans. It’s all in pastel satin and refractory pleasures of the glowing cleanliness of an America we might know too well, or not at all.
Those, having been first impressions weren’t far off: a faux avis spread announces proudly its inspiration: rooted firmly in its socially-aware foundation, Trinkets. Indeed, the designers have managed to pick up the pieces of an America that a certain recent election has not destroyed, but perhaps offered for closer examination. So what’re we left with? Duffel coats, shorts and belts, oddly French. Double breasted in muted Robin’s egg blue paired with a white hoodie peaking underneath. A cheeky nod to consumerism: a coat of “Thank you!” bag pattern. Beyond it: Some black-and-white numbers, satin chaps paired with little more than underwear. We are appreciative of PRIVATE POLICY responsible consistency in shedding light on pressing matters with respectable and innovative creativity year after year.