A / W 2016 – 2017 22/4_HOMMES COLLECTION

The 22/4 Autumn / Winter 2016 -17 season is a clash of modernity and tradition colliding the era of the early 90’s Manchester’s Hacienda Club days against the tradition of English heritage influenced in those days by the surrealistic world of Edward James.

“In short, it’s about the Hacienda tracksuits meets Prince-of-Wales-Check,” said Stephanie Hahn.

The collection’s English tone and heritage is based on the huntsmen wardrobe and it is visible in 22/4’s everlasting fondness of masculine traditional English patterns found in classic hounds tooth and tartan checks. Clashing with some 70’s sportswear key elements such as, the sporty ribbons in track-suits found in the Hacienda acid house raves in different color variations, and the German copper-like-plastic zipper with key-ring-pull and a modern chain.

Florals and checks in the style of French tapestries in the collection is homage to Edward James in reference to his surreal sculpture garden “Las Pozas,” in Mexico, along with his “Monkton House, ” in England.

As Stephanie Hahn explains, “both the surrealistic art movement and the music played in the Hacien-da have been a critical social statement based on the wish to challenge the existing society and cul-ture with the medium of creativity.”

Green is the key color for Autumn/Winter 2016 this season and it comes in shades of olive, teal, pear, mud and moss. Also hints of licorice black, steel blue, dark grey, pale nude, as well as, reds and brown tones in shades of hickory caramel, chestnut, taupe and amber are part of the new season.

22/4 is built on a range of English heritage-based patters and realized on high-end Italian fabrics in 100% wool, viscose and high-tech jersey. This season 22/4 introduces an Italian floral jacquard in black, green and blue. Made in Germany faux-fur in seal-look and alpaca and vicuna-look.

New this season is the trumpet sleeve in shirtings and blazers, flared seems, flower holders, sporty ribbon detailing and 70’s zippers. Besides the long bomber jackets and quilted waistcoats there are key details such as the double pocket developments and the German hand-made velvet pansy and viola that adorn the shirts and jackets that refer to the classic boutonniere and are part of the English heritage world of the collection.