Austrian-born, London-based designer, Raimund Berthold, pays respects to the basics and jumpstarts a revolutionary movement in utilitarian clothing by redefining versatility for multi-functioning garments through innovation and practicality.
For his Spring Summer 2015 collection, the Central Saint Martins grad conceptualizes progressive but functional garments by commingling water-resistant fabrics like nylon, neoprene, and synthetics with natural wool and cotton, in turn producing, what he refers to as, “free from definition” silhouettes. Berthold portrays a luxe, sporty style with the pairing of shapeless jackets, some imprinted with paintbrush-stroked graphics, and traditional button-up shirts with sleek shorts and oversized palazzo pants in a somber color palette of black, white, grey, and navy. Next to the illustrative prints, the striking neon yellow and lime green hues are key elements in this avant-garde look.
Detailing reinforces the concept of pragmatism with bold utility straps and deep-set pockets molded onto jackets and pants, while the collection’s strategically constructed, two-in-one smart jacket to tote bag ignites the last boom in the label’s “style can be functional” identity.
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