Other examples of the waistcoat as a desirable piece are everywhere. Gucci recently collaborated with The North Face on a second capsule of shiny and brave puffer jackets, quick-hook boots with Snowdonia soles and some of TNF’s best-selling quilted vests with a distinctly Florentine twist. Jil Sander’s version is slim, dark, and technical. Supreme jumped on the angler trend at the end of 2021, partnering with cult sub-label Nepenthes South2 West8 on a psychedelic camo fishing vest that sold out before you could say, “This is it. a beautiful rainbow trout. ”
At Studio Nicholson, the oh-so-in London brand founded by Nick Wakeman, the brand’s quilted gilet is interpreted with a V-neck and soft quilting, worn with a white t-shirt and wide chino pants, the effect is fresh, refined and a bit preppy. For Louis Vuitton, the late Virgil Abloh created vests in the house’s legendary leather seen through the prism of his own vernacular, an instantly recognizable design, a high riff on a utility vest was created with the addition of LV modular clothing accessories: wallets, pouches and zipped compartments. Another was made of inflatable life jacket-type canvas. A touch of typically Abloh-ian irreverence.
One designer who has had vests, vests and vests at the heart of his collections since his debut is Nicholas Daley, the British designer whose credentials are as broad as Japanese subcultures, his Caribbean and Scottish heritage, an enduring love music and a growing obsession. with karate. Daley recently partnered with heritage brand Lavenham on a line of jackets and vests. “The design was about functionality, but also about making it feel useful for people in the 21st century,” he says.
“I love the idea of layering as part of my style,” adds Daley. “If you browse my collections, there is always a waistcoat or waistcoat built into most looks. They strike a balance between functionality and identity while being an interesting style piece. Versatility between seasons. Whether in SS or AW, vests and vests will always have fluidity and I think that’s important in the world we live in today.