A simple equation (22/4) printed on tops and sandals this season highlights a great sense of duality in Stephanie Hahn's gender-liberal design approach for 22/4 Hommes. For Spring/Summer, Stephanie Hahn departed from a strict tailor's savoir-faire approach, opting for a laissez-faire approach and developed a collection filled with notions of soft tones and minimal construction that felt sportier and more casual than previous collections.
Drawing inspiration from landscapes of light and sound, the collection was developed from the fuse between music subcultures and modern art, to create loose and fluid volumes of a Miami hip-hop street uniform with 22/4’s tailored silhouette. A palette inspired by the works of William Turner was adopted throughout the collection with sky blue and pale mandarin tones contrasted with earthy beige, white and shimmering silver.
Casual tailored suits and blouson jackets in relaxed silhouettes were paired down with plimsolls and open-toe sandals. Also featured, were tops with graphical prints by collaborators Mark Thompson and Jo Simpson who created these abstract flares with digitalised Hodgkin-like shapes.
The boys were accessorised with simple headbands and belt bags which were kept to the side of the waist which gave them a casual factor. Additionally, Stephanie Hahn's womenswear offerings gave us both polished looks oozing sensuality which came through oversized light sheer tops, fluid strapless dresses and baggy pants.
With a collection leaving us longing for more, Stephanie Hahn has succeeded in giving us a more athletic approach to minimalism this season, giving us clean cut shapes and offering beauty in its most simplistic form.
Runway Photography: Courtesy of OBCM