Marcelo burlon explores ‘gaucho folklore’ for fall

by Stephen Garner

Marcelo Burlon, County of Milan’s autumn/winter 2021 collection continues an evolving conversation around gaucho folklore, drawing inspiration from shamanic rituals, through an astral map, toward “A Passage to Elsewhere.”

The collection features bold, graphic detailing such as white strokes – thick like warpaint – which tag the surfaces of the garments like graffiti, as well as tiger stripes clawing through the curtain of reality, and dreamcatchers and scared geometry circle motifs that facilitate transmutation.

The autumn/winter 2021 collection can be characterized as streetwear, workwear, and ritual wear. Bold hues are a focus – pageant blues, blazing oranges, brick reds, and black. Crinkle nylon, corduroy, washed cotton, sherpa, and ultralight ripstop act as key materials.

This collection rethinks urban staples for contemporary times. Lounge robes are transformed into fuzzy coats and windproof jackets. Utility denim garments with clip-on pockets are Shibori-dyed, while straight leg and cargo jeans are sublimated in a damier fashion. Layering and puff jackets provide the ultimate warmth in the brand’s signature graphic style.

This collection also continues Marcelo Burlon, County of Milan’s jewelry collaboration with New York-based jewelry designer Chrishabana, known for experimental, punk, and tribal designs, adding a touch of always-need bling to the collection.