• Text Sara Semic
  • 15th July 2020

Dance it out

Since founding Les Hommes in 2003, the Belgian design duo Tom Notte and Bart Vandebosch have carved out a distinctive identity, built on classic menswear tailoring codes with modern accents. This season, in lieu of a catwalk, the designers brought their collection to life with a short video, in which a model jerked and twisted to a bass-heavy club track that matched the high-octane energy of the clothes.

The collection featured more of the sleek black blazers and tailored trousers that have become a brand signature, layered over slinky mesh vests that introduced an element of sensuality. The tailoring was juxtaposed with more sportswear-infused looks, such as camouflage-print bomber jackets, nylon bucket hats and anoraks, while the brand’s biker sensibility played out in the accessories: leather gloves, metal grommets and chain-link belts. Elsewhere, a lightweight trench coat and cropped jacket in earthy brown was a refreshing respite from the inky, black tones that dominated. Main takeaway: easy-to-wear clothes with just a hint of subversion.