Trending: Welcome to the VETEMENTS-mania!

Unless you've been living under a rock without any contact with the human species (or unless you're not really interested in fashion – but if you read this, we assume that you are), you can't possibly have missed the VETEMENTS phenomenon.

 

 

Labelled as the next Martin Margiela by his peers and by the media, Demna Gvasalia, founder and creative director of the much-hyped women's and men's wear brand VETEMENTS, has caused a lot of ink to flow ever since he started his own brand.

However, Gvasalia is no newbie to this industry: a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp, he sharpened his claws at Margiela, under the founder himself, and at Louis Vuitton later on and launched his first VETEMENTS collection during the Fall/Winter 2014 season.

 

 

VIDEO | VETEMENTS READY TO WEAR FALL WINTER 2016 PARIS

VIDEO | VETEMENTS READY TO WEAR FALL WINTER 2016 PARISDiscover the collection online now.#Vêtements #DemnaGvasalia #PFW

Posted by Nowfashion.com on Friday, March 4, 2016

 

Channeling a rebellious and iconoclast spirit, his latest Fall/Winter 2016 was another authentic ode to underground cultures and a successful attempt of breaking the low and high class dichotomy with a too-cool-for-school attitude – think a wild mash-up of punk, neo-gothic, street-wear and techno influenced silhouettes all infused with a gender-bending sense of tailoring.

And wait, there’s more: Gvasalia recently discussed his very own take on the "New World Order" with Business of Fashion, highlighting the industry's flaws and the need to put fashion's powers-that-be upside down by making more in-season shows (in January and June, instead of March and September) and by not differentiating between men's and women's wear collections anymore (2 instead of 4 collections per year). In other words, making mixed collections available to buy soon after the shows to fight the "product fatigue," due to the great lapse between the runway shows and the collection deliveries, and to protect intellectual and creative property (fight the copycats!).

And because he doesn't want to rest on his laurels, he has accepted an offer by French luxury group Kering and will debut his hotly anticipated collection as the new Artistic Director of Balenciaga onSunday, March 6th. In the meantime, we invite you to indulge in his Fall/Winter 2016 offering. The question arises: will the hype last? See our top 5 show picks below and judge for yourself.

 

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Vetements Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2016 Paris / NOWFASHION.com

Does this really needs an explanation? It comes in quite handy, especially when you have a bad day and you don't want to talk to anyone.

 

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Vetements Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2016 Paris / NOWFASHION.com

We love this because of the wide shoulder, the frilly floral top, the old-school purple shade, and the Love & Hate relationship between the model's two legs.

 

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Vetements Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2016 Paris / NOWFASHION.com

“May the bridges I burn light the way.” In other words: one must learn from their mistakes, and follow that path. Quote courtesy of Dylan McKay and the TV classic Beverly Hills 90210 (the original). Yep, bad boy Dylan got it all right already, back in the 90s.

 

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Vetements Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2016 Paris / NOWFASHION.com

This one reminds us of our good ol' times, back in the days when beer was still cheap, when Metallica was still rocking, and when we banged our heads too hard to their music. We love hard metal – who doesn't?

 

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Vetements Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2016 Paris / NOWFASHION.com

And last but certainly not least, the ski suit that you probably forgot somewhere deep inside your winter closet – revamped à la VETEMENTS and pepped up with geeky glasses, what else?

 

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