22/4 Hommes — Spring/Summer 2018 “Seaside Memories” — Berlin, Germany
Clean lines and jaunty stripes meet the classic tailoring of 22/4 with the elegance of the sea meeting the sky in this playful new Spring/Summer collection, which calls to mind the nostalgia of the seaside experience. Nautical notions like eyelets, cords, draw the eye once more to the designer’s signature attention to detail. Graphic design elements, such as the exclusively in-house designed seahorse logo printed on silk and light shirting cotton, bring a touch of whimsy and sentimentality to the collection, recollecting the early swim experience of a German childhood.
A seaside palette of blues and whites welcomes the eye with a fresh feeling of summer and the stirring motion of ocean meeting sky. Atlantic blue, azure, navy, dark blue and turquoise represent the swirling waters paired with classic beach tones like bright white, sand, spindrift white and pearl. Pops of green in seagrass and wakame shades provide a surprising earthiness, contrasted by prints and palettes to conjure the shimmering world under the waves. The materials for this season are all about warm weather and beach memories, integrating top-quality textiles like light Italian tropical wool, viscose wool blends, lurex, Italian light and heavy cotton, and silk.