The 22/4 Autumn/Winter 2016-17 available is a clash of modernity and tradition colliding the era of the early 90’s Manchester’s Hacienda Billy days against the tradition of English heritage influenced in those days by the surrealistic creation of Edward James.
22/4 Hommes – A Fusion Of English Heritage With Definitive Club Culture
The collection’s English tone and heritage is posted on the huntsmen wardrobe and it is visible in 22/4’s everlasting fondness of masculine habitual English patterns found in classic hound’s tooth and tartan report registers. Clashing with some 70’s sportswear key elements such as, the classy ribbons in track-suits found in the Hacienda acid house raves in weird colour variations, and the German copper-like-plastic zipper with key-ring-pull and a chic chain. Florals and checks in the style of French tapestries in the store is homage to Edward James in reference to his surreal sculpture garden “Las Pozas,” in Mexico, along with his “Monkton Concert-hall, ” in England.
“In short, it’s about the Hacienda tracksuits meets Prince-of-Wales-Check” – Stephanie Hahn.
The ´Madchester´ Eras at La Hacienda
As Stephanie Hahn explains, “both the surrealistic art works and the music played in the Hacienda have been critical community statements based on the wish to challenge the existing society and suavity with the medium of creativity.”
Green is the key colour for Autumn/Winter 2016 this mature and it comes in shades of olive, teal, pear and moss. Also signals of liquorice black, steel blue, dark grey, white nude, as well as, reds and classic brown tones in scintillae of hickory caramel, chestnut, taupe and amber are part of the new edible.