Forget Bless’s 3D prints and bling accessories. This season, the Paris and Berlin-based design duo is all grown up. The whole world wants to look like American Indian punks, but the Bless nomad is paring down.
The show was like peaking into army training for a poetic inter-galactic war. One after the next, the models kicked into punching balls. Each was linked to a different letter that appeared on a computer screen. As the show went on, divinatory gibberish was formed.
As for the clothes, they matched the spacious white loft where the performance took place. The intricate combinations were still there, but were more simple at first sight.
Boys wore '90s-inspired wares, i.e. double denim in dense colors matched with plain white sneakers, and hoodies with fringes (My So Called Life befriends Barbarella).
The girls wore knits, knots and ice-cream tins: Red with chocolate, coffee or hazelnut. They matched the looks with stracciatella-colored knitted shoes (Amelie goes to Antwerp).
The iconic prints were still there, but were more discreet. Find them poking out from under monochrome layers, like handpainted silk rather than rave gear.
That's the Bless Nu-Nomad in a nutshell: Sporty looks transformed into office-wear (and vice-versa). The girls’ draped and layered looks belong in the gym, while the boys' jean outfits are fit for a bank meeting. Well, almost.
Dare we say…slightly more French?