SOLID HOMME presents the fall winter 2023 collection in Paris. The show is titled ENTER THE VOID.
SOLID HOMME Fall-Winter ’23, the reimagination of vintage prep for the new generation. Central to this story is the reprogramming of tradition and nostalgia into fresh codes, the simultaneous privileging of both old and new. Remixing the brand’s Bauhausian base with graphics inspired by Spanish Basque artist Eduardo Chillida, the FW23 collection imbues functionality with freeform detailing against a palette reminiscent of winter landscapes.
Tops extend to mid-length in cardigans and outerwear, while baggy pants are elevated through the curvature of the silhouette. Hallmarks of the preppy wardrobe, such as letterman jackets, boat shoes, and varsity stripes, feature heavily across the collection. Oversized bags, strapped and hung to the back of ear-flapped caps, reinterpret the classic Y-back suspender. High collars are exaggerated to cover models’ faces, while beanies are tucked at the back or doubly layered for extra shaping, some punctuated by Chillida-inspired motifs— geometric puzzle pieces that also appear in the form of collegiate lettering, oversized zipper pendants, and bold earrings. Vintage fabrics— bicolor and washed corduroy, moleskin, velvet, Casentino wool, chenille, tweed, and homespun—create a nuanced textural ensemble, matched by accessories cut from the same fabric. Balancing the collection between earthy and icy are the FW23 key colors of Powder Blue, Lemon Grass, Lime Light, Porcelain, and Rust Brown.
Steeped in darkness, the 19th-century ballroom of Élysée-Montmartre becomes an exercise in sculptural lighting– a runway defined solely by projected light. With unexpected gaps and appendages, the walkway rejects traditional linearity for a continuous dialogue between presence and absence. As the models move through the pathway, the lighting builds up block by block to icy fresh future sounds, delivering an attitude at once powerful and free.