Fashion
  • Photography Jessica De Maio
  • Text Alex Baker
  • 15th January 2017

Post-apocalyptic gauchos

This season, Marcelo Burlon put out a Wild West take on post-apocalyptic garments. The DJ, party-organiser, creative and fashion designer has built an empire out of keeping one finger firmly on the youth-centric pulse, and this season demonstrated his knack for fusing genres in a way that just works. 

Red and black gauchos and gauchettes paved the way in elongated silhouettes, realised with layers of nylon, foam leather, washed gabardine and cotton. Held together with straps and clips, shapes were transformed, merging sportswear with utilitarian tailoring and shirting. In a colour palette of burgundy, black, grey, and green and punctuated by camo prints, the energy was overwhelmingly military, reignited for a generation on the move. Lightning prints, extreme proportions and fluid lines instilled the feeling further – a collection inspired by the idea of “cultural armageddon”, drawing from the uncertain world we live in today.