the cosmic future of byblos
For autumn/winter 19, Italian brand Byblos was inspired by the Northern Lights.
Byblos went big when conceiving of their latest collection. An aurora borealis became the starting point for creative director Manuel Facchini; the crystal-clear purity of the arctic ice meets the kaleidoscopic array of colours in the sky caused by particles from the sun. The result was a prismatic, utilitarian sportswear and street-friendly collection that put sustainability front and centre.
“The plastic of recycled bottles gets a second life becoming the magic ingredient to create eco-friendly pearls,” the show notes explained “which like sustainable diamonds reflect a renewed aesthetic, rooted in the consciousness and awareness of global warming.” Other elements included recycled nylon for the outwear and ergonomic constructions of puffers.
Highlights included an all-white space-friendly skirt and jacket combo complete with helmet worn by i-D cover star Jazzelle and the various different pieces made-up of fragmented glass pieces, reflecting all the colours of the arctic rainbow. “With this collection, Byblos traces a new path, define a new challenge to help saving this planet and guaranteeing a future for next generations.”