Los Angeles cool-kid brand Band of Outsiders traveled to Florence to stage an impromptu fashion show on the grounds of the Fortezza during Pitti Uomo on Wednesday.
Following last season’s depiction of a winter-sport holiday, Band of Outsiders’ key inspiration for spring/summer 2019 is a college trip to Italy.
The collection brings together a complete everyday wardrobe, playfully embracing this season’s theme, with varsity inspired jersey, ‘dropped collar’ tensile shirting, and ultra-lightweight unstructured tailoring.
The accessory offering this season includes bum bags, bucket hats, and visors stamped with the brand’s updated “B” logo.
Boxy printed camp collar shirts are worn as twin sets or paired with straight trousers, just as workwear separates become a modern suit version highlighting the nonchalant tailoring options. A mix ‘n’ match of formal and leisurely is seen throughout: Band of Outsiders pair a tailored shirt with vintage inspired tracksuit, or double breasted suiting options with ‘pop over’ rain oversized rain jacket.
This season also sees a number of highly-anticipated collaborations, including Italian sportswear cult label Sergio Tacchini and quintessentially British eyewear brand Kirk Originals.
The prints were designed by Brooklyn-based artist Amit Greenberg who is well known for his projects in collaboration with Colette. The artist’s drawings were inspired by memories of excursions to ancient roman ruins across Italy, playing on the Italian school trip theme explored across the collection.
The presentation will mark design director Angelo van Mol and brand director Daniel Hettmann’s fourth collection for the label.