In an impressively staged “coal wasteland” installation designed by Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen (from Snarkitecture), the expectations were flying high. And in complete darkness, to the sound of Stelios Phili’s “grave” music and with the help of Motorola, the expectations were met. In front of a Nathaniel Brown film, models—both men and women—came out of nowhere. One by one, they had to make their way across the half-nude crawling-creature-humans to meticulously position themselves around the giant piles of volcanically-inspired foam fake lava.

This season’s En Noir collection collides the edgy rock ‘n’ roll show wardrobe of the late ‘80s – early ‘90s and the technical details and functionality of today’s running gear. The collection’s general theme was “defiance”: Garcia’s take on rock ‘n’ roll style with progressive techniques, details and fabrics—a white leather biker jacket (that doesn’t seem or look like leather), custom coal wasteland prints and lightweight, draped neoprene… Willy Cartier was the last one out, before standing atop one of the mini lava mountains.

Photos by Drew Levin & Angela Pham/

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