Designers get crafty on the catwalk
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.