FALL-WINTER 2022 "PLASMA"
With the Fall-Winter 2022 collection entitled «Plasma», Hugues Fauchard and Rémi Bats, the creative duo behind UNIFORME, unveil their most personal and introspective collection to date.
The idea of stratification, a metaphor for building a timeless wardrobe, layer by layer, was the inspiration for a deliberately «anti-trend» lineup of alternative essentials. Based on signature UNIFORME icons, they range from oversized shirting, tailoring and cuffed trousers to the bomber, outerwear and wool/cashmere blend sweaters with a double collar.
Quite naturally, that notion lent itself to exploring a volcanic theme.
«Volcanos are virtually eternal: through their activity, they create a whole over time that lasts» the designers explain.
We wanted to create something comforting, for ourselves and for the wearer. This is the collection we needed in the moment, to help us recenter and focus on what really matters.»
Elemental looks are worked in anthracite cashmere, flannel, and cotton wool. A volcano erupts on lava orange silkscreened squares, giving pieces extra dynamism while evoking the toll the fashion industry exacts on the planet’s resources.
These motifs serve as a reminder that we must listen to the volcano’s rumblings before it’s too late, as Haroun Tazieff, the late Russian-Belgian-French volcanologist and cinematographer, began warning the public half a century ago.
Focusing on deadstock and managed stocks from premium manufacturers has allowed UNIFORME to produce a collection of exceptional quality and comfort, with intricate cuts and intense attention to detail.
Crisp yet relaxed tailoring defines jackets, roomy shirts, ample trousers, and a greyovercoat with contrasting collar and belt. Statement jackets and a polished yet comfortable “volcanologist” jumpsuit bear a silkscreened motif in the back. A spread collar and patch pockets give zip-up bomber a distinctive allure.
Sweaters feature lava motifs, ribbed “striations” in orange/anthracite and beige/anthracite, and generously proportioned mock neck styles with contrasting details. Upbeat accent colors of orange and teal are used for sweaters, mittens, and balaclavas. The lava motif returns again on loden wool blankets and limited edition totes made from leftover fabrics.
Illustrating the mood of this collection, a contemplative video shows its protagonist taking refuge in a cabin in the woods, nestled among boulders. As our hero’s imagination is sparked by long-forgotten slides of volcanos, the viewer understands that his reveries are a metaphor for an inner journey nourished by isolation and the mystery of the deep forest.