Twisted Classics for the Fall Winter 2023 Men's and Women's collection for WE11DONE
Is it postmodernism when disruptions, whether optical or technical, sever clean lines in the contemporary? WE11DONE hybridise conventions, push the boundaries of innovation, and harmonise the discordant to subvert the wearer’s perception of what is appropriate.
The WE11DONE Autumn Winter 2023 collection, entitled “Twisted Classics”, centres on the posed question and employs genre-bending techniques to wardrobe staples. Conventional dress codes must evolve as the world becomes increasingly connected. "Our aim is to create garments for a gender-neutral world while also twisting the traditions of the past" from the WE11DONE team.
Drawing influence from the transformative sensibilities behind minimalist and postmodern art movements, the collection looks beyond purely seasonal expectations and adopts unexpected features that are superimposed onto garments. From perfectly tailored wool coats with surprising vertical ripples pleated on the front, to satin capes and bombers with a single blown-up toggle clasp, the designs are a mash-up of disparate characteristics that result in unique pieces.
New iterations of the wave satin separates from Spring Summer 2023 have been developed into structured pencil skirts in gold and silver leather. Other moments in gold and silver include cycling shorts, halter-neck mini dresses, and sleeveless jumpsuits featuring traditional biker jacket details. Knits are crafted from the softest of mohair, resulting in backless dresses, and deep V-neck sweaters with exaggerated shoulders.
WE11DONE was born from the desire to blur lines. Those that exist between old ideas and new. Highbrow and low. What’s meant for men and for women. What can come from “the East” or from “the West.” Through their study of contrasts, the We11done team seeks to create something that can cross all boundaries.