The design duo behind CMMN SWDN, Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund aim to create minimal designs with progressive pieces bringing each collection up to date. For SS16 CMMN SWDN hasn’t disappointed. With pieces that recreate the image of younger brother wearing older brother’s cool clothes, Bakir and Hedlund have played with volume and proportion.
High-waisted tailored shorts and trousers paired with shirts and jackets with lengthened sleeves give the illusion of not quite fitting. A selection of jackets, each crafted out of a different fabric such as denim and leather adds texture whilst all sitting neatly together, following the same cropped box silhouette. Other pieces include knitted vests layered onto shirts with matching ties and a formal longline jacket. The choices on lengths provide playfulness whilst the focus on tailoring and cuts creates refinement.
The colour palette is muted and nostalgic, warm browns, whites and a crisp blue are highlighted with mustard yellow hems and geometric appliqued designs. Styled with black rubber boots and brown skinny belts, the collection breathes practicality.
For SS16 CMMN SWDN has accomplished its mission with timeless items, accentuated with charming and creative pieces.
Written by Gabrielle Kynoch. Images © CMMN SWDN. Video Source British Fashion Council YouTube.