SUNSET ICONS Replay
One passion, one vision, one city: Replay’s “Sunset Icons”Thirty-five years of denim history and culture coupled with the desire to build new, thrilling visions. The passion and authenticity of tradition on the one side; on the other, a vision: to build the future with due regard for the past. One passion and one vision narrated through one city: Los Angeles, with its constant movement, diversity and ferment. The city of angels, where dreams become reality and where the new takes shape. These are the ingredients of “Sunset Icons”, the new Replay collection. A contemporary, living melting pot that has its deepest roots in the biker influences of its motorcycle gangs, in the power and spirit of the military universe, and in the exotic and warm notes of the gipsy world. And so the colours of festivals in the desert and ethnic prints are combined with military memorabilia, flashes andcamouflage to then dive into the leather, zips and metal of the free riders. The fit opts for loose, soft and comfortable shapes, with raw cuts, rips and fraying underlining the collection’s relaxed mood, which reappears in the choice of garments: bombers, bermudas, dresses, jumpsuits and ponchos, all in different versions and customisations. The diversity of L.A. is expressed in the materials, which have been carefully selected and researched, particularly in terms of handle and weight. Unusual textures and plays on contrasts emerge, particularly in the womenswear, taking in cool lightweight fabrics, like linen and cotton, georgette, to vintage leathers, velvet/chenille, knitwear, right down to many raw and slubbed materials.The colour palette instead offers two extremes: on the one hand lots of colour and therefore different shades of dark blues, indigo and sky blues, as well as white, military green, red/coral, baby blue, fuchsia, beige, grey, gold, silver and black. Otherwise plenty of sun bleached and cold-dyed watercolour hues, which fade with each wash to produce new nuances each time. Diversity reappears in the prints, which include flowers, palm trees, animals, classic camouflage and new camouflage with animal print inserts, watercolours, patchwork and paisley, ethnic geometries, stripes, leopard print in total red or total grey and biker iconography. Even the customisations are vast and varied: jewel appliqués, gold medals, sequins, studs, fabric beads, silver plates, lots of tears, particularly in the knitwear, denim and tees, often left open. Plenty of ethnic or oriental-style embroideries, Fifties-style patches, fringes, braiding and ribbons almost always with ethnic andexotic motifs. Handwriting on garments and sprays of glitter to catch the sunlight.