Fear of God's Number Six - SS19
Jerry Lorenzo, designer of renown American streetwear label Fear Of God has over the years established his trademark in the industry by gifting his audience different versions and twists of the classic American silhouette. For his sixth individual collection, we saw the designer take workwear from blue collar culture and turn it into a contemporary version of streetwear. “We’ve taken foundational pieces like workwear jackets, overalls and cargo pants and made them sexy.” Indeed, trucker jackets were presented in heavy canvas with distressed rust washes, fisherman-styled bib overalls were slimmed down and made street out of upcycled USPS canvas postal bags. Each piece’s inspiration was sparked from observations the designer made in the previous year during his travels around America in an effort “to understand what people are wearing.”
The designer strung together most of the looks through his method of layered silhouettes. Coats, bombers, vests, denim jackets were thrown over t-shirts, boxy tees, plaid shirts and hoody to give off a western utilitarian mood re-imagined as streetwear. It also included distressed and deconstructed jeans, loose tearaway pants, tapered trousers, shorts and sweat which were complemented by a range of the brands signature crepe sole footwear in high and low suede chukkas, sneakers and boots. A palette of denims and neutral tones dominate the collection which gives it a breath of elevated middle class American luxury. “With this collection, I’ve tried to take take authentic middle American styled and make it luxury,” he commented. The collection's campaign shot by Pierre Toussaint features American actor Jared Leto alongs with models Maggie Maurer, Xavier Buestel and Aiden Andrews.