Anarchy was the main statement at the Libertines Spring/Summer 2017 collection held at the Gallery at New York Fashion week.
No doubt a homage to the 1970’s punk movement the was clearly one of the main themes as designers Johnson Hartig draped his models in British flag coats and zipper jackets while Queen Elizabeth’s motif featured on cardigans and jackets.
Hartig clashed bright colours and bold prints in the tongue and cheek titled ‘”We hate everything” collection.
His outfits took on a loud political stance with a Bob Marley hoodie and other notable figures including artist Larry Gagosian, musician Paul Weller and Yves Saint Laurent muse Loulou de la Falaise’s portraits on white jacket pants ensembles.
Who doesn’t want to go to the market carrying roses and a loaf of bread in a tote bag embellished
Triple threat: The boys backstage in different ensembles and fluffy rainbow slippers
When asked backstage by Pret-a-Porterif the political statements on the items were intentional he responded “It was very intentional”
“I’m just so frustrated that these are our two candidates, and no one is talking about the environment, and our world is overheating…. It’s really a mess and no one’s talking about it and it drives me out of my f***in’ mind.”
Detail: The Queen motifs and designer totes carrying a loaf and flowers
Gorgeous Georgian: Models backstage posing for the photographers
Hartig Launched his label in 2001 and he continues to single-handedly revolutionizing the ready-to-wear market for men and women using graphic illuminations teamed with sublime screen printing techniques and an Avant-Garde approach to deconstruction by way of customizing recycled items thus breathing new life into designs from yesteryear.
Based in Los Angeles, the brand has a cult following ranging from Mick Jagger to Taylor Swift.
The Last Dance: High energy in the final walk as the models dance down the catwalk