A pleasant surprise amongst the many discoveries of the past months, was the new masculine collection by VIBE JOHANSSON. Her SS16 offering, embraces the synthesis of organic foundations – from materials to construction, the silhouette returns back to nature. The purpose of her garments is to shell us from the outdoors by protecting our skin. Essentially transparent and non-conformist, the collection is crafted as an array of minimalist urban garments, rich in architectonic elements. The styles appear almost slouchy and casual at times. Striped linear structures are featured alongside textured surfaces, with graphic raw edges. Elongated shirts are matched with fitted shorts, languid tunics billow freely underneath soft merino jumpers and technical neoprenes double as sporty vests. For the lighter season, raw silk, cool wool and organic cotton are maintained in deep blacks and off-whites, redirecting all focus towards detailing, finishes and form.
Vibe has worked a lot on constructing the garments in an understated yet functional manner. Her hallmark layered tailoring is furthermore facilitated by the garments’ interchangeable character and extremely lightweight construction. This is bulletproof sartorialism.