Colmar A.G.E. has unveiled its latest and final collection with guest designer Shayne Oliver. For this edition, the New York-based designer and founder of Hood by Air created a very personal interpretation of the outerwear brand’s archives with an inspired collection that is decidedly less extreme than the previous two editions.
Consisting of a color palette of black, flame red, and electric blue, garments are paired with a hi-visibility fabric applied both as detailing and as the actual fabrication of the garments. Rubber patches, which have been a signature of the designer’s A.G.E. collections, are placed on sleeves and the back of pieces, ranging from jackets to trousers, sweatshirts, and T-shirts in an underground mood.
Within this collection, jackets come in different cuts and lengths. An oversized parka is quilted with a hood, press studs, and front zip. A bomber jacket comes with a stretch knit collar, waistband, and sleeves, with a light down jacket appearing classic only to reveal that the piece is actually turned inside out with the seams exposed.
Salopette pants are lightweight with a small pocket on the front. A variety of soft fleece sweatshirts, in different silhouettes, come with statement hi-visibility pockets. T-shirts are reimagined with an applied patch telling the story of the unique collaboration.
For the collection’s corresponding campaign, Oliver enlisted photographer Jordan Hemingway, who has been responsible for capturing the previous two collections. For the campaign, the designer and photographer street cast models, who they felt embodied the spirit of the collection.
The 14-piece genderless collection is now available through 11 leading stores globally, including Ssense, Luisaviaroma, Jofre, and Block 60.