Inspired by the vibrant city of Marrakech in Morocco, CMMN SWDN designers Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund constructed their SS17 collection as a manifest and travel memoir of the warm, colorful street markets and the smells of the strong, exotic spices. The result, a collection of opposites that seamlessly blend together to form a unified scenery of stripes and checks in contrasting hues and colors.
Dry cottons and distressed denim resemble the crackled sand in the North African desert, while the vivid tones of ochre, burnt yellow and dusty pink actively reference the pots of spices in the markets. In the limelight are mesh tops paired with high-waisted, almost-formal pants, topped off with oversized coats and jackets. Checks and stripes are used liberally throughout, as seen in a cashmere-paneled stripy jacket with fringing on the hem, and a robe-like full-length and loosely woven check coat. In contrast to stereotypical SS wear, these conflicting looks are connected hand-in-hand by layering. Coupled with elongated leather belts and a slip-on boot in tanned and black leather, the collection brings out a certain cool that maybe even the cool kids can’t pull off.
Click through to see all 17 looks from CMMN SWDN SS17, and visit cmmn-swdn.com to discover more.
All images by Pelle Crepin via We Are Village.