YMC Spring Summer 2014
YMC once again proved why they’re the doyens of fusing high-end street fashion with the catwalk, sending out a S/S’14 collection that had me wishing the year away in order to lay my hands on these latest pieces.
The great thing about YMC is their clothes are actually wearable; fashion is often ridiculed by the masses for pushing boundaries so far the clothes and concepts compare closer to fine art than so it is great to be able to sing the praises of a brand that looks good not just on males models in their late teens and early twenties but middle-aged men going about real jobs in the real world.
Rolled up shorts, oversized blazers and open sandals all made for a mouth-watering array of designs which combined to transcend the worlds of fashion and the man on the street. Minimalism was served up with tranquil blocks of colour, with soft greens and whites coming to the fore and dominating much of the collection.
Relaxed trousers worn with sandals made for a very casual approach – as one would expect from a summer collection – and of course there was the quintessential beret which made this a signature show for YMC.
A more relaxed fit – which has been evident at many a LC:M show this season – was the order of the day, knees being knee length and trousers a baggier affair than has been seen on the male catwalk in recent years.
Two of my favourite pieces were the striped blazers and bomber jackets which gave this show an air of traditional British heritage which is at the very heart of the brands DNA.