When VTMNTS was born under VETEMENTS at the hands of sole creative lead Guram Gvasalia, eyes locked onto the Zurich-based brand to see how the new label's identity would evolve. Now three collections in, it is clear that the core philosophy is rooted in evolving gendered dressing with more than just a touch of edge. For the Spring/Summer 2023 season, VTMNTS presented a collection that is not edgy, but sexy and cool.
Using an architectural approach, collection garments blend tailored dress notes with streetwear and slightly avant-garde dress notes. Tailored pieces like asymmetrical single-button blazers in black, gray and camel have been chopped in half alongside other cropped pieces like shirts and contemporary military bomber jackets. Completing the stomach-exposing ensembles are relaxed double-layer trousers, leather pants and striking thigh-high boots in multi-colored leather and chrome. Aside from cropped constructions, the brand's "double shoulder" design brings dramatized elegance to everyday pieces. A crimson red leather trenchcoat paired with matching thigh-high boots serves as a collection highlight.
What shines about the newest collection is its creation of a genderless anti-uniform. Moving away from just traditional menswear and womenswear, the genderless silhouettes re-shift the spotlight on personality and invites everyone to present their truest self.
"This collection is about gender equality. It`s about knowing who you are, and standing for your beliefs," said Guram Gvasalia. "It's time for the minority to get the voice and become the majority. Humanity is not mass production, each life counts, each human being counts. The world is changing, and so should fashion!"
Check out the collection in the gallery and video above.
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