EACH X OTHER founders Ilan Delouis and Jenny Mannerheim’s continued enlistment of street poet Robert Montgomery and his melancholic phrases resulted in a thought-provoking fall presentation in Paris.
The majority of the collection, which you could easily pluck off the runway and place on the streets for photographers to mob, met the demand for contemporary cool-kid wears with androgynous tailoring and denim sets. Take the turtlenecks and their midi dress toppers, paperbag-waist skirts and retro patchwork leather jackets. There was also new-age power suiting. The defining edge could be Montgomery’s scratchy embroidered and hand-painted phrases–contemplations like “Poetry finally kills ‘celebrity culture’” and “Seagulls are low planes on fire”–on the necks, backs and cuffs of layers.