The first instinct of designers is to suggest safe pieces but DryCleanOnly is determined to showcase conceptual fashion. The brand amps up contrasts and seeming incongruities in its latest A/W’16 collection, combining all the clichés of feminine wardrobe with hyper-masculine stereotypes -fast cars, sports logo, camouflage and utility clothing — creating another intriguing visual treasure that’s synonymous with the Drycleanonly universe.
Designer Patipat Chaipukdee unearths a series of fabulous and fierce tees, on trend jackets & properly cool outfits. We’re able to see automobile logos, military badges and crests. The designer’s ability to reconstruct a new piece with feminine details, from a patchwork of sheer laces, tweed and vintage sequins embroidery is evident. Oversized satin ruffles adorn sleeves of jumper as well as hemlines of t-shirts with bold race car motif while fine sheer chiffon in black and white forms a square panel covering “Replica” motif tees are yet another treat. With a colourful palette, olives and soft khaki tones, DryClean Only is ideal for all those looking for utility clothing.
Layering ensures utter coolness, so team a bomber jacket under a brighter than bright tee from this collection. For an evening out, a Dry CleanOnly bomber jacket thrown over a dress would be an unconventional take on a sporty trend.Update your tee wardrobe with these fun numbers. They promise to perk up your skinnies a treat as you choose to sport ‘Luxe Parka’ or ‘The Bomber Collection’ or both.
Our verdict: This collection totally rocks!