James Cochrane

Less is undoubtedly, beautifully more

Latimmier revealed to us the beauty of starting over.
Latimmier revealed to us the beauty of starting over.

Latimmier, Tuesday 31. January 2023 at 14.00

Following a Copenhagen Fashion Week debut last season, Ervin Latimer and the team have returned with their third collection to showcase a very intimate and personal collection, that amplifies the fragility of a young designer in a business built for burnout. Following an in-depth reflection on overwork and subsequent meltdown, Latimmier has scaled way back to its foundation, revealing the beauty of starting over.

Interestingly, his return to basics was nothing basic at all, a detailed, meticulous, and exciting exploration of the possibilities of structure where there was more time for tailoring, and slow fashion could prevail. The collection, an homage to other young designers struggling to find meaning in design without succumbing to the pitfalls of fast fashion, was masterfully presented live by Ervin Latimer himself. Ervin honestly and openly sat and explained the intricate techniques and choices made for each of his elegant 11 looks, while models entered the catwalk. A performance of idea sharing that also referenced a ‘behind-the-scenes studio visit.

‘Interlude’ satisfies our need for less while giving us more of the Latimmier-tailored constructions and silhouettes. Looks like the stand-out blue cashmere coat with crochet details forming a tight and ever so slight suggestion of a bodice vest, or the only partially pleated canvas skirt suit set with printed pattern artwork by Haitian Swiss artist Sasha Huber. Latimer’s collection this season includes a collaboration with Mifuko, bags made in Ghana, Tanzania, and Kenya. Lattimier also continues to discover new spaces and identities with designs that continue to redefine masculinities while also proposing a Nordic aesthetic that honors blackness, queerness, and the African diaspora.

Interlude mixes the craft of design with an exploration of its structure of it.

See the entire collection here