4me4you features “REMAIN” DURING COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK SS24”.
Originality [ uh-rij-uh-nal-i-tee ] noun
1. ability to think or express oneself in an independent and individual manner; creative ability.
Essential to the REMAIN oeuvre, established ideas of tailoring are both observed and reworked, honouring traditions of masculine suiting, but playing with proportion to create something innately powerful, and indeed, feminine. Leaning into the sculptural silhouette of the female form, hourglass volumes are celebrated and accentuated by in-built boning, fitted and ruched waist details, and chunky belts. Trousers are elongated and elegant, with shapely flared bottoms and extra wide leg cuts that expand and fan in motion. Yet jackets and outerwear remain dominant with strong cuts, cocoon sleeves, wide shoulder and exaggerated collars, balanced by their delicate counterparts
Leather forms a steady foundation of the collection, communicating the refinement, maturity and femininity through careful contrasts. Darkness meets light, as dynamic leather outerwear pieces are paired with gauzy transparent knits, delicate shirting and a flowing sheer hand-embellished skirt and robe, intensifying the effect of each item through it’s contrasts. Balance is found in opposition, creating a level of consistency against the chaos of the everyday.
Simple but strong shapes are subverted by intricate details, the eye is drawn to the minutia of the collection. Seen from afar, robust metal stud hardware decorates a structured suede overcoat, but seen in detail, they group to form delicate flowers, disintegrating traditional ideas of feminine and masculine. Utilitarian knots are translated into casual gestures seen on cotton tops and in silky leather on skirts and dresses. Three-dimensional fabrics toy with the senses of its observers and encouraging them to look closer, to touch, to experience, seen in: coated denim, diaphanous blouses, and supple leather is discreetly layered to create volume.