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Black caps worn backwards and giant ski-google resembling sunglasses were the uniform at the GLAZE Autumn/Winter 2013 men’s presentation. Every model sported this futuristic look, one that properly reflected the same overtly modern aesthetic of the collection.
This collection is many things – innovative, bold, perhaps even a bit odd – but straightforward is not a word that could be used to describe these pieces. A pair of what seems like simple leather pants is, in actuality, attached to a pair leather shorts overlay. A deceivingly classic short sleeve sweater isn’t classic at all with its wooly Sherpa fabric.
Optical illusion details including bold color blocking, crisscross paneling, and circular patterns all played a part in creating this indirect quality of the clothes; they were so much more than what meets the eye.
The garments look as if they could be worn in a present-day Matrix movie, emulating an avant-garde concept. Black body-conscious turtleneck layered under and a paneled leather jacket both serve as notable examples.
Some stand out pieces included a black oversized wrap coat, white tapered trousers with lace-up details running down each leg, as well as a white and gray layered jacket with color-blocked panel details and strong architectural arms.
GLAZE definitely produced a collection that is ahead of our time. It crosses the line from just plain modern to theatrically futuristic. Although the pieces themselves do not serve as the most wearable of garments, the avant-garde quality and impressive attention to details elevate them to works of art.
Marina Zheng is a staff writer. Email her at [email protected]