Matiere co-founders Scot Shandalove and Henry Choi couldn't help but look to
the raw, unfiltered energy of punk rock to inspire the brand's Autumn/Winter
2017 season. The collection, which features a mash-up of fibers, silhouettes
and washes, pays homage to this historical movement and era.
London, the birthplace of punk, is the inspiration for the season's fabric
choices from dimensional Japanese wools with fur accents to Italian winter
Tartans and monochrome plaids. Matiere's signature activewear addition
breathes an air of functionality into punk's rebellious nature with acid-
washed, over-dyed knit denim and elevated velour loungers. The brand
strategically partnered with Schoeller Switzerland to develop a waterproof,
breathable, M65 Merino Wool parka and matching cargo pant to withstand
any climate. Taped seams, waterproof zippers and funnel neck hoods are the
protective design details forming the vandal's everyday armor.
Japanese yarn-dyed wools and wide wale cotton corduroy imbues 70s
referential flavor, while camel hair French Terry leads the brand's trademark
lux lounge capsule. The Clash became literal with the collection's layered
influences informing a refined, crossbred style. After all, it wouldn't be a
Matiere collection without a thread of musical inspiration.