On Monday July 11th, as part of New York Men’s Day at Industria Studios, Chapter presented its Spring/Summer 2017 collection, DISCORD, featuring 18 looks for men and two looks interpreted on the female form. The brand, in its eighth season, is the brainchild of Frank Delgadillo brought to life by a collective of modern minds, including creative director Devin Carlson and his design team in Southern California.
About the collection
Chapter’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, DISCORD, looks at the juxtaposition of a city’s harsh architectural lines intersecting with the spirit of socialization and human interaction. Where form and disarray meet in a place of balance and harmony. Inspired by 90s culture and the cinematography of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, in particular, the collection brings this concept to life through the use of unorthodox, structured silhouettes counterbalanced by soft, malleable details such as embroidery, raw detailing, washing and printing. The silhouettes represent an evolution of Chapter’s staple pieces that are more refined but still very much in the vein of past collections. Pants with a slightly wider leg opening, tops featuring new linen blends, and the introduction of mustard as a key addition to the seasonal color palette.
About the presentation
Chapter’s NYFW presentation explored a minimal approach to 90s sub culture through a stripped down set that evoked emotion through its dramatic use of light and nominal foliage. The presentation’s soundtrack was composed of a live classical string duo, Kang and Andrei Matorin.
Photography: Shawn Punch
Styling: Richie Davis and Chenelle Delgadillo
Footwear: Dr. Martens
Sunglasses: Alfred Kerbs