Old Truman Brewery, London. June 8th, 2019.
For their second presentation at London Fashion Week Men, St-Henri Creates a story built around the heart cave; A fictional community of odd, yet fascinating characters, blending countercultural sensibilities and spirituality into a modern utopian aesthetic, held together by an all-American backbone.
Montreal born designer, Jean-Loup LeBlanc Roy envisions an uniform for this community by refining and reinterpreting American shapes and juxtaposing rigidity and fluidity in the search for harmony. The Collection features distorted lines and patterns, acid washed and overdyed fabrics, all translating a 'psychological' trip onto each garment. In this context, comfort becomes primordial: Oversized garments are wrapped around the body, hugging the human form. Utilitarian details inspire the wearer to achieve a self-sustained attitude, whilst the soft colour palettes of white, green, yellow and brown stimulate inner purity.