At 18, heeding the siren name of Recent York Metropolis, Raul Solis packed his bags and moved from the West Flit. His coming of age coincided with the upward thrust of the Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the Rapture, who played at minute venues to beer-fueled crowds on the time: the scene documented in Meet Me within the Lavatory, in fact. For spring, Solis indulged in what he known as “bent nostalgia” by referencing the early 2000s and its early ’60s teddy-boy roots in a bunch that modified into as soon as indie—with out the sleaze—both in aesthetics and origin.
It’s no minute feat to bear a self-owned alternate afloat. Aspects of the gathering—the melted Mickey Mouse figures, a pair of pants fabricated from dilapidated American flags—remark to the realm we’re living in on the present time, one the obtain the dream coexists with nightmares. The crystal blood drops on slim-gash pants and jackets reference the battle but no longer in a macabre contrivance—they’re utilized in an tidy model, and they also twinkle.
The crystal drops are a bridge to the bleeding hearts of Solis’s closing collection, proven in October. Equally the final costume—with its stuffed, moldable attachments—appears to be like a nod to the physique-baring silhouettes of the closing level to. As such, it modified into as soon as an outlier here and a distraction from the predominant mood of the novel providing, which leaned toward a favorable ticket of underground, nonconformist wintry.
After the drama of placing on a level to, Solis mentioned he wished to level of curiosity on relatable, sellable clothes. So he gash a striped turtleneck to expose compatible the fitting slash of midriff and accessorized a pair of low-gash rocker pants with an additional-gargantuan belt buckle and a trailing skinny scarf. A mini kilt looked something else but uniform, and wide-gash jeans were made to rave. All of these pieces conveyed a story with out being tricky.
End inspection revealed many ravishing minute print, like shirts with pink laces passing thru embroidered grommets (referencing the spine or corset lacing), pants and tops with hidden zips that can also furthermore be dilapidated in unexpected solutions, and detachable tulle-lined bows on button-downs that allow the wearer settle the tempo, as it were, of their see. When Solis stuck with the rating, this collection made sweet music.