On July 13th, as part of New York Men’s Day at Industria Studios, Chapter presented its SS16 collection, DISPLACEMENT, featuring 22 looks with three interpreted on the female form.
DISPLACEMENT represents a reflection of the brand’s past and a look to the future. The collection features many signature Chapter pieces, including bomber jackets, woven tops and tanks, cropped pants and outerwear, but with new details and silhouettes that are a nod to the season’s warm weather sensibility.
The collection’s pieces take on a boxier shape on top and a more tailored approach to bottoms, producing an inverted effect that evokes comfort and easy style. Signature details like raw hemming, three-quarter sleeves and dropped shoulder hems are found throughout the line, intersecting with new elements like smocking, tie-dye washes and leisure collars. Light fabrics – linen, rayon, cotton and synthetic blended knits – are over-dyed in colors of plum, blood, lavender, navy, and olive to give an worn-in opulence to each piece. And there is black, of course. Always black.
Chapter’s installation for NYMD was inspired by the idea of visual mirroring and the repetitive geometric patterns that can be found through the manipulation of prisms. Many of the prints throughout the collection were derived while exploring visuals seen through a kaleidoscope. When looking at the repetitive patterns and infinite reflections you get a feeling of structure directly contrasted by the sense that the patterns do not have a start or finish.
The presentation was further brought to life via a live performance by The Floor (Veronica Vasicka and Regis).