Menswear Day : studio_805

5 models stood, elevated over the audience, dripping in textures and body paint. The looks appeared to be inspired by utility, camouflage, guerilla militia and predators.

Reeds and leafy branches bound with straps rested on chests as models stood hooded and cloaked in camouflage prints. One model posed in an all black outfit, a web of harnesses stretched across his chest, revealed beneath a low swinging vest and a pair of bunched black shorts, volume and gathers created with backpack staps. 

Neon orange, high-vis brights contrasted the darker camos. Looking at each look lined up, I was reminded of camping and sleeping bags, as straps, and braces around the torso and feet created tensions.

There were towering antlers wrapped in illuminated orange tape and cheetah prints decorated the skin. Never failing to produce dramatic and conceptual designs, menswear designer Andrew Banister presented a graphic and imaginative collection.

Words : Lara Angol
Images : Alex Fynn O'Neill 
Illustrations : Vic Riches