A collection which attempted to consider the future of nostalgia, Yurkievich referenced the nonchalance of the American West Coast. Images of Bruce Webber and David Hockney provided a platform for a youthful summer collection played out in gingham, seersucker and an abundance of soft fabrications. With ultra skinny models the collection played to the feminine avenue of menswear but did so in a fresh and almost attainable way. Rounded puff sleeves on blouson t-shirts were slightly unnerving, but were balanced out with neat well-cut ankle length trousers. Belted suit jackets were worn with shorts and pastels played an integral role to the whole collection. Shirts with twin collars and oversized pockets rooted a required normality to the concept which was practical and fresh at its best. A new collaboration with Linda Farrow presented oversized frames in tortoise shell and light grey. Yurkievich's aesthetic is moving forward and in doing so, is becoming more refined and wearable. He could perhaps widen his appeal by offering a less youthful focused and more masculine look and also avoid over complicated detailing. What Yurkievich does succeed in doing is presenting a considered and technically accomplished wardrobe for stylish youths.
What Yurkievich does succeed in doing is presenting a considered and technically accomplished wardrobe for stylish youths.