Berlin street style with a strong David Bowie slant. What sets in motion the men’s collection for winter 2015 is a motley mix of sensations and ideas, both the black asphalt and urban soul of an amazingly vibrant contemporary metropolis and the unique elegance and eclecticism of the White Duke. Capturing very much of an anarchic mood, the clothes flout the rules of fine dressing to invent fresh interplays between business and casual, tailored and sporty, classic and cool. As in precious fabrics juxtaposed by ultra tech materials, sartorial cuts adulterated by plain and patent leathers, a dark color palette offset by vivid blue and bordeaux hues. The motorcycle jacket pairs a traditional wool exterior with a high-performance laminate lining, while stretch herringbone drawstring pants represent a funky fusion of five-pocket, chino and army-tech styling. An unusual, upbeat sense of contrast also informs the leaner male silhouette, at once linear and ergonomic.
Creativity to the nth degree identifies the new matrix for luxury in the We Are Replay world. Therefore the winter 2015 women’s collection is a boldly imaginative free-for-all making the most of various influences and inspirations to give definition to an enticing array of supremely feminine items. Truly a class apart.
For starters, not only is the selection of fabrics and materials super ultra – brocades and silks, fur and embroidery – in many cases it reflects the very latest in textile experimentation. Examples go from the exquisite bronze-finish jacquard to the lusciously soft leather macramé. Shapes are perfectly in line with these premium standards, as jackets, coats and shirts feature an artful sense of couture, a flair for precise tailoring. Here the clothes talk openly about femininity for an individual who loves classic-chic constructions with an edgy twist, who appreciates gorgeous materials and totally original mixes. And since the latter imbue the collection with the slickest of modern spirits, fur ribbon forms the body of a sweatshirt and the sleeves of a tuxedo jacket. Similarly, jeans are encrusted with faux gemstones and one of the season’s new coats comes in a smart laminated felt fabric.