Entitled Syndrome, the Our Legacy Spring/Summer 2016 Collection explores the ways in which people can be temporarily affected by their environment – embracing the heatstroke paradisal dream.
Tourist-wear is marked by the idea of a fleeting attraction to a certain piece of clothing while overseas. Pieces found abroad tend to remain in the wardrobe, becoming a somewhat odd complement to one’s style. A feverish tropical syndrome strikes the military section of the collection. Playing with the idea of a strict militant mind affected by the alluring tropical environment, black safari uniform is seen side-by-side with garments inspired by the hibiscus flower.
An overarching idea of virgin warriors is best expressed through extended army jackets and varsity windbreakers, hand-dyed by textile artist Akane Moriyama in ostensibly innocent, light tie-dyes. Tracksuits, loungewear and workwear uniforms are coalesced to create an abstract ceremonial style. Heavy-duty oversized plastic zippers can be seen on everything from pale pinks to linen garments. Syndrome is an invitation to remain in the tropical bubble.
Our Legacy is a Swedish mens wear label founded in 2005. With their natural, earthy color palette and relaxed yet still well dressed silhouettes, Our Legacy has established themselves as one of the most prominent brands on the international mens wear scene.