Mitchell Vincent NZFW 2017

Mitchell Vincent NZFW 2017

Finale at Mitchell Vincent’s New Zealand Fashion Week 2017 show.

Returning to NZ Fashion Week every year since his debut in 2013’s Miromoda show where he scored the glorious ‘Emerging Designer’ crown, Mitchell Vincent is back on the New Zealand Fashion Week scene and taking it by storm — this time showcasing his eponymous label’s fresh new collection in his own show.

Split into two sections, Mitchell Vincent’s 2017 show featured his brand’s signature relaxed yet contemporary streetwear. Both clean-cut and fresh, this new collection was full of workable, wearable and coveted pieces that are sure to be on the top of everyone’s wish list.

The first part of the collection saw a classily bold yet clean colour palette take centre stage. Starkly contrasting monochromatic garments reigned supreme in this collection, which, when paired with a selection of navy and royal blue hued garments, infused the range with an edgy elegance.

The classic-chic and contemporary style of this range was carried right through the collection. The silhouettes in this perfectly interseasonal collection were both relaxed and structured as shown by the straight cut jeans and trousers as well as the square tops that formed the backbone of this collection’s look. These clean and contemporary forms were bolded by oversized coats and collared jackets.

Adding some pizzazz to the collection’s tops and hooded sweaters were a range of fresh and fun original screen prints. Monochromatic motifs of triangles and broken stone, large ink swipes and Mitchel Vincent Collection’s signature logos adorned the front of these garments, which made these pieces utterly eye-catching and just oozing scandi-chic vibes.

As the lights dipped and changed gear, the music revved up and the models strutted back on stage for the second part of the show, things began to heat up! This collection transported us to a contemporarily chic summer getaway with its seamless combination of light silhouettes, warm colours and fun and fresh symbols.

The colour palette featured a chic selection of nature-inspired warmer hues ranging from buttery yellows to khaki – perfectly contrasting with the range’s signature monochrome staples. Beige and sage-toned jackets drawn with cream-coloured drawcords added a soft touch to the looks, as did sage and white striped jackets and dresses.

The motifs and prints sported on the front of the tops got us in the summer spirit with the dotting of surfboards, shark teeth and mirrored palm leaves throughout the collection. In keeping with the screen-print precedent set by the first half, these unique and fun designs added a splash of fun to the range.

It’s safe to say that Mitchell Vincent made a triumphant solo debut at New Zealand Fashion Week. Relaxed, fresh, clean and contemporary, Mitchell Vincent’s undoubtedly chic looks are as covetable as they are wearable and we expect to see these pieces taking centre stage over this summer.

Beauty: Fresh faced natural looks.

Soundtrack: Base blasting techno-club beats.

Hot Item: Shark-tooth motif tops and t-shirt.

Images by James Yang Photography.

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