For this season, MBFWA has invited Czech designer Jan Cerny to show his collection in Amsterdam, as a part of an exchange program with Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Prague.
Currently a fashion student at Tomáš Bat’a University in Zlín, we were very curious to see what this young designer specialized in menswear would present us with. The models walked fourth, with a vivid green backdrop to contrast the versatile color palette of the collection.
Showing us his take on classic menswear pieces, we saw trench coats that were more oversized than ever, ranging from the authentic taupe color to a light pink and shiny granite shade. As we first thought this would remain the theme of the ensembles, we were surprised by the unexpected details and use of materials, mixed with a very rugged and masculine vibe. For example, the use of tie-dye, sequins, glittery green fabric and green dress shoes to match every single outfit. Some of the items are completely roughened up and torn apart, such as the black denim jacket and jeans. Others are deconstructed to the point of serving as a completely different layering piece all together, such as the cut apart denim jackets that hang loosely from shoulders or waists. Is everything wearable? No, but there are definitely some very appealing items and all together they represent an interesting point of view.