Dyne has been able to find the sweet spot between Warcore’s Grunt Style and Contemporary fashion.
This season, Dyne’s creative director Christopher Bevans was equally inspired by Warcore and the idea of a urban “Future Nomad.” The Woolmark prize-winning designer is best known for incorporating technology into his streetwise performance wear. For spring his presentation was presented against a backdrop of the Pacific Northwest, and represents the melding of technology and nature. “We’re bringing our love of the outdoors and the Pacific Northwest to the city” says Bevans.
The warcore trend is a fitting reflection of the current political climate. “It’s all about survival skills,” says Bevans. His take on the trend included water resistant nylon, oxygen-filtering masks and utility vests. A sporty navy suit featured additional cargo pockets on the sleeves and roomy oversized pockets on slim trousers. Cropped pants and athletic shorts were mixed with lightweight layered pieces to create looks perfectly suited to the demands of both the city and outdoor adventures.
Socks were worn mismatched; while prints were mingled with techno-flora blooms and other grid-like prints. Edgy black-and-bleached tie-dye t-shirts, spring’s most omnipresent print was seen layered underneath technical jackets and anoraks. The collection also featured upcycled synthetic materials, and many of the looks were styled with footwear by Asics, caps and aviator sunglasses. The finishing touch came in the form of war paint on the model’s faces to drive the point home.