Fashion house ZARA presented the ZARA SRPLS CLLCTN 09 with a lookbook captured by Craig McDean and styled by Karl Templer. Studied sharpness and enlightened elaboration combine to create SRPLS FW22 – a freshly elevated exploration of clothing’s universal codes. For the season ahead, Zara’s capsule collection devoted to the intersection between fashion and function builds on its utilitarian foundation to unlock a fresh mode of worn expression. Urban toughness and urbane sleekness are evoked via the zippers, transparencies and hardware that punctuate refined, detail-driven wardrobe staples: this is a collection of hero pieces.
In Womenswear soft-shouldered suiting and washed outerwear is lent definition via cinchable D-lock belts. Shirting and shirt-dresses with button fastenings that run the length of sleeve are worn over form-fitting base layers to add an extra dimension of refinement. The softness of rib-knits is tempered by grommeted hardware detailing. A luxuriously voluminous poncho features pragmatic patching details inherited from naval submariner sweaters. Rigorously tailored pants are slit and sometimes cuffed with buttons at the hems to create detail and drape. Cargo pants are deconstructed into patched skirts, or reimagined in a boldly ceremonial scarlet, while an aviator’s jumpsuit is reinvented as a uniform for navigating the modern world. A modernised monocolor bomber is delivered in blush-tinted off-white, while the raised hem of a foreshortened parka is balanced with a dramatically sweeping faux fur edged cowl. A kicky blush leather pant is secured by inbuilt double belting. The collections combine in a zipped patched knit top with aran detailing that is presented as a dress for women and a sweater for men for an aesthetic effect deployable in any environment. – from ZARA