Raw moves

De­sign­ers get crafty on the cat­walk

Wallpaper - - Editor’s Letter - Alexan­derm­c­queen.com; her­mes.com; zegna.com; jil­sander.com

ar­ti­sanal tech­niques were big at the men’s spring shows. alexan­der mcqueen’s coat took in­spi­ra­tion from the re­verse side of a rug, and fea­tured a dis­tressed jacquard fin­ish with loose silk threads. Her­mès looked to its eques­trian roots with the braided leather de­tail­ing of its cash­mere and cot­ton jumper re­sem­bling the twisted stitch­ing used in sad­dle­mak­ing. ermenegildo Zegna Cou­ture fin­ished a chunky two-tone sweater with a patched-in py­jama col­lar, while luke and lu­cie meier also nod­ded to craft for their de­but at Jil sander. the col­lar of this cot­ton vest has been fin­ished with rough rope blan­ket stitch­ing, blend­ing so­phis­ti­cated and raw ma­te­ri­als.

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