Country of origin: Italy
Evolution is the watchword for the Replay&Sons Fall/Winter 2014-15 collection. Drawing on the brand heritage, it moves forward on design, fabric & finish fronts thanks to recherché textures and exclusive details. Original material/print/color mixes heighten the sense of contemporary cool.
The girls clothing has fun with different sources of inspiration, so capturing a fresh funky spirit.
It’s very much about a 1990s post punk and grunge flair, there in the pattern & print combos, the jacquards and knits, the somber palette of black, melange, gypsum, wine red and dark green hues offset by yellow, turquoise, purple and fuchsia brights.
Collegewear earns top grade by adding tech camouflage details to the equation, yet also plays an unbeatable game with classic varsity colors: shades of blue, natural and melange tones, army green, red and black.
Boxy fits, shorter and wider than usual, find definition in soft stretch fabrics, lovely lace trims, eco fur accents, a multiplicity of prints (mostly check, houndstooth, camouflage), glossy lurex and the latest finishing processes.
First on the lineup in blazing the fashion trail are the outdoor items, as in: the plaid duffel-coat, the faux fur jacket, the fluo lace & fur vest, the eco leather bomber.
As for sweatshirts, they too make the material mix an authentic raison d’être. Here it’s lurex jersey with plain or houndstooth contrast elements, otherwise camouflage print tulle inserts. Prominent themes include check, pindot and polkadot designs, even for pants, plus various expressions of crystal, rivet and sequin embroidery.
In the category of pants, the season’s big winners are knit leggings and then a fanciful pair of five-pockets in some print stretch fleece fabric. Jeans as well follow a (r)evolutionary path, present a softer, lighter texture thanks to the use of comfortable powerstretch denim. Fits take turns between skinny and boyish, while black sidebands, decorative mends, colorful patches and stud trims – or in alternative a faux leather finish – signal the unmistakable style factor.
The boys clothing features slick edgy material mixes and young hotshot prints – camouflage and check patterns primarily – in addition to a fine selection of soft comfy fabrics.
Some key pieces highlight a palette of cold colors with dazzling glitter and lamé accents, for example the down puffer jackets with bright inside lining and the lightly padded nylon items in allover check or camouflage print. The peacoat goes fashion forward the modern material mix way, while corduroy moves in a similar direction by making the most of garment dyeing and laser finishing. Sweaters spark attention thanks to foil stamping prints, gorgeous check patterns and glitter details or embroidery appliqués on jersey.
Curry yellow, rich reds and greens, blue and black set the tone for bold warm clothes with a ‘90s grunge appeal. The sweatshirt comes in colorful mouliné, but that’s only when it’s not opting for a hybrid look with jacquard or fluffy wool sleeves or playing a pattern game with checks & houndstooths. Different types of checks mark shirts too, now in a light new padded version complete with nylon lining. Another new entry is the pigment dyed devoré jersey top. Equally interesting is the raw-edge tubular wool duffel-coat.
Flat finish denims with at the very most stonewash, enzyme or tatter treatments present micro broken effects, rips & mends with color-contrast patches, check fabric appliqués. Fits are skinny, regular boot, slim and anti-fit.