BTS at Telfar: Genderless Ensembles That Slay [NYFW]
Designer Telfar Clemens has often stated that Telfar “is not for you—it’s for everyone.” His latest collection, in both the clothing and casting, only further emphasizes Clemens’ commitment to genderless clothing that slays, no matter who the wearer may be.
As we’ve come to expect from Telfar, the collection is full of dynamic and surprising reconstructions—jeans that combine denim on top and a flared knit below the knee, color-blocked coats made from varying materials, and wide berets placed over hoods. The last few looks—each an almost completely monochromatic ensemble with a finishing black buckle around the waist—feel like a modern, genderless uniform. The move should come as no surprise, as Clemens is no stranger to creating uniforms; he also recently collaborated with White Castle (yes, the burger restaurant) to design their employee stripes.
One detail that stands above the rest this season? The white seam adorning many of the garments, separating different materials and colors to create bold contrasts. In reality, it’s not a seam at all, but a delicately placed detail in a collection that, at points, feels militaristic.
Before the show, Milk popped backstage at Telfar to get a closer look; peep the exclusive photos above for a behind the scenes visual diary of their Fall RTW ’17 collection.
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