For Fall-Winter 2022, SOLID HOMME takes its first steps on the stage of Paris Fashion Week.
True to its ethos, the brand delivers an elegant, ultramodern collection that rings both old and new, reworking the classics for the contemporary man. Informed, as always, by the Bauhaus, this season also incorporates geometric motifs found in the structural designs of Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson and Icelandic architect Einar Thorsteinn.
The silhouette is upgraded to include a semi-oversized, relaxed top fit, and slimmer pants draped over shoes that peep out from beneath button and zip slits. Classic pieces are cropped, reshaped, or cut from improved materials, while technical and casualwear are given an old-school touch with the use of vintage-esque fabrics. Said fabrics—ranging from tweed, wool twill, scratched and washed wool to bouclé and bicolour corduroy—come in earthy tones, providing a neutral base spanning most of the collection’s outerwear. Punctuating this palette are the season’s key colours of Tomato Red, Sunflower Yellow, Neon Pink, and Atlantic Blue in the form of padded accessories and innerwear.
Like the pieces it showcases, the FW22 decor collapses classic and modern with a sleek, cutting-edge runway set within La Cigale, a late 19th century theatre drafted in the Art Nouveau style. Tending towards the performative as well as the absurd, the models are joined on the runway by an ensemble of dancers. This vivid cast struts, stumbles, sails, and slinks down the platform, inserting a body of unexpected movement into the catwalk. Moments of comedy and whimsy are met with adjacent beats of beauty and gracefulness, inviting an experience of the FW22 collection that feels fresh and uniquely dynamic. Caught between a one-way and two-way mirror, each figure is reiterated to infinity. The result is an impression of layers, cut by accents of white, yellow, and neon pink light, a subtle nod to Eliasson and his experimental works in colour perception.
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All images Courtesy of Solid Homme
ART DIRECTING SUZIE & LEO
STYLIST JULIAN GANIO
CHOREOGRAPHY CANDELA CAPITAN
PRODUCTION CINQ ETOILES PRODUCTIONS SET DESIGN TOM SCHNEIDER
SHOW SUPERVISOR JULIEN LACROIX
CASTING PIERGIORGIO DEL MORO @DM CASTING DANCER CASTING DIRECTOR MARIE LEVY
HAIR GARY GILL @STREETERS
MAKE UP INGE GROGNARD @MA+WORLD GROUP music ULYSSE KLOTZA
HOUSE VIDEO VLAM! PRODUCTIONS
PHOTO (BACKSTAGE) ROBIN JORIS DULLERS