John Lawrence Sullivan’s Fall/Winter 2024 collection is a product of many things: a love for the work of German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, an admiration for Donald Judd’s Stacks sculpture, as well as Arne Jacobsen’s Ant Chair, Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair and Charlotte Perriand’s Les Arcs Chair. Titled “STACK,” the line builds on what already exists with a mind of multitudes — in both the literal and metaphorical sense — and much of it is through the lens of furniture.
The aforementioned sources find life in various garments and accessories. For instance, Jacobsen’s artwork inspires “three-legged” high heels; van der Rohe’s Café Samt & Seide, with Lilly Reich, spawns dresses and skirts; Breuer’s chair is reimagined as a belt, and Perriand’s design is the reference point for leather accessories.
Bomber jackets are built with two layers, as are collared jackets and hoodies. Button-down shirts feature two collars, which are styled with two ties. Denim trousers are equipped with three waists, and skirts employ a trio just as well. Evidently, the very idea of “stacking,” like that in Judd’s famous piece, is essential to the collection.
“The tranquil, melancholy and robust look of sensational historical furniture is reborn in wearable form,” designer Arashi Yangawa explains in the collection notes. Here, fashion and furniture — often two strangers in the world of design — unite.
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