Consequential report – Heliot Emil
Words Celine Syverud
Since their debut collection titled ‘There is no Tomorrow’ presented during Milan Fashion Week for SS17, the brothers behind Heliot Emil have been playing with provocative themes and subcultures as reference points. Despite featuring a concept that conceivably could be critiqued rather harshly, they have emerged as a success.
Located in the underground of department store Illum, the show was packed with people interested to see what the next season would bring, for good reason. Heliot Emil’s collection ‘Intended Consequences’ brought strong elements to the catwalk through modern designs that were disrupted and reworked with high attention to detail. The collection’s army-inspired utility-wear consisted of loosely fitted trousers, protective headpieces, and reconstructed outerwear, with strapped and buckled embellishments.
With a focus on smart innovation and after-dark activity, high-tech performance fabrics that featured heat sensitivity, ranging from black to white, defined the collection. The dystopian unisex line might be just the approach to break the industry norm. And, perhaps, place Danish menswear more firmly on the global fashion map.
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