Romain Kremer Makes a Mean Modern Popeye

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Published January 26, 2010

 

 

Consistently, Romain Kremer’s men’s collections find the season’s most directional themes. After winning a special jury prize at France’s Hyerès Fashion Festival, a  few years ago, Kremer has unrelentingly pushed the menswear envelope, carving out a niche clientele at stores Like New York’s Seven.  This season his paired down shapes and brilliant use of color looked more visionary than ever joining up with like-minded talents, notably Raf Simons. In a shiny black leather jacket and pants, Kremer’s minimalist muscle man could be a modem Popeye. His shoulder and sleeve fragments (a piece of a jacket which could be worn as a top layer shown bare-chested), some exaggerated with rubbery looking spikes in flesh tones, are both robotic and organic; strange uniforms searching for a new idea of the future.

 

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