July 18, 2018, 6:28 pm
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Joseph Autumn Winter 2017 collection

THE idealised masculine, the idealised feminine. In British brand Joseph’s Autumn Winter 2017 collection, each mirrors the other; a distorted reflection where clichés are twisted and magnified.

Typical signifiers of a masculine uniform – city man attire, military fatigues in camouflaging neutrals – contradict the overtly female caricatures of purity and provocation portrayed alongside the wardrobe as role play.

Nostalgic English tapestries, regal silhouettes and buttoned up details jar against plastics and glossy PVC. Handmade garments with slipping hems, unraveling seams and trailing topstitching oppose the immaculate processes of technical manufacture. 

Exaggerated collars and cuffs become markers of gender. Solid, sometimes stiff, fabrics – cotton, felt, canvas – reveal the slinkiness of heavy sateens, leotard jerseys and French laces.

With a symphony of classic styles rehashed and reinvented, Joseph will surely keep you ahead of the fashion pack this season. Selected styles are available at Joseph located at L1 of SM Aura Premier, and L1, S Maison at the Conrad Hotel.
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