When you create a collection around the dual themes of masculinity and conflict the result is always going to be bone shakingly bold. Raimund Berthold’s SS18 collection at LFWM was riddled with themes of uncomfortable conflict, in particular the inspiration of child soldiers in African countries, brutally, naively violent but painfully vulnerable too.
Vibrant colours in semaphore stripes and curves brought some sunshine into the collection – in particular the searing yellow, heightened blue and red – but everywhere else the shade was dark, brooding and potentially explosive. Oversized shapes and overwhelming hems and sleeves hinted at lost innocence while bare, chiselled chests and floor sweeping tailored coats and jackets reminded us that in every boy there is the potential to be MAN. And all that entails.
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