BAND OF OUTSIDERS AUTUMN WINTER 2019 MEN’S & WOMEN’S COLLECTION
On the 5th of January 2019, we gathered at CLOSEUP FILM CENTRE, 97 Sclater St, London E1 6HR, UK. To view the live and film version of the lookbook for the BAND OF OUTSIDERS Autumn Collection. This NYLON crew was gladly grabbed some popcorn to munch on while taking a seat to have a fashion break in between runway shows.
After the short fashion film, the stars of the collection had their costumes on so that fashion editors could look at the collection up close. We entered the world of the Band of Outsiders which went retro 60s American, Brady Bunch style.
For Autumn Winter 2019, Band of Outsiders’ Creative Director Angelo Van Mol looked at the moon landing as a pioneering event. One source of inspiration was Damien Chazelle’s recent movie First Man, starring Ryan Gosling. But instead of focusing on the moon landing itself, Angelo turned to the people experiencing it while watching this happen in front of their living room’s TVs.
. The collection is very much about the feel of the end of the 60’s and beginning of the 70’s. The choice of colours and fabric embodies this: warm hues including spice orange, burgundy and olive brown are balanced with camel, navy and black.
That era was also one of protest, empowerment and challenging ideologies which led to a more open-minded society. People wanted to break barriers in every way, especially style, and explore new territories with the moon being the most unreachable and fascinating one.
Band of Outsiders Revolution A/W 2019 Collection
The brand is also taking an important step forward this season by introducing womenswear for the first time under Van Mol’s creative direction. The collection comprises approximately 8 key looks that are distinctly influenced by the era’s aesthetic: pony skin and heritage check wools come together to give life to a blazer and mini skirt co-ords.
Corduroy suits and placement print chiffon dresses sit alongside denim (classic blue and brown) as well as cotton shirting (plain, stripes and printed). Angelo Van Mol felt like it was the right time to expand the label’s offering: “I am very excited to extend our universe of humour and inclusivity to women”.
Why I love the line it is wearable and stylish and ready for a revolutiuon to kick off. The collection will be available on www.bandofoutsiders.com and selected stores worldwide from August 2019. #jointheband if you agree.