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Youths in Balaclava Took Cues from Car Culture for Fall 2022 – WWD



The Singapore collective often called Youths in Balaclava, the label itself suggesting a rebellious spirit, known as its fall assortment “Psycho Freeway” and rolled out a slick seven-minute sci-fi movie with winks to “Mad Max.”

Set in a fictional dystopian metropolis, the movie launched three factions difficult the totalitarian authorities and its all-seeing eye — and naturally, their wardrobes are impressed by hot-rod tradition, the chopper scene and customised bosozoku automobiles.

“A metaphor wrapped in a story, the story of Psycho Freeway is a mirrored image of our nation and the completely different subcultures,” the model stated within the assortment notes.

Taufiq Iskandar, group chief, got here on to Zoom to elucidate the densely layered story, additionally noting that a lot of his design function fashions got here from automotive design.

Not a lot occurs within the movie, besides for lots of sullen posing in cool leather-based jackets, khakis kinked up with corset lacing or straps galore, and quilted Bermuda shorts, which appear to be a factor for fall 2022.

The garments had been meticulously detailed, unique and infrequently loud, and will get some youths riled up for, if not insurrection, than wardrobe constructing.

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