ELLEN PEDERSEN presents her fifth menswear collection for SS18. The collection looks to the touch sanitation project from the 60-70s that looked to sanitation workers of this era, and depicts their classic workwear styles featuring stripes on the back in reflective materials.
Always mindful of her muse PEDERSEN creates a collection that celebrates their wardrobe and updates classic styles with her own unique twist. ELLEN PEDERSEN uses the stripes in pattern-cutting and through the knitted details in the collection on the collars, trimmings and in the rib stripes through the garments.
In keeping with her signature style, PEDERSEN balances modern sportswear references with fine tailoring. Vintage workwear styles borrowed from her muse inform the silhouette for SS18, whose staples include slim polo shirts, sweats and technical jackets. As ever fabrication is instrumental to the collection; sourcing fine fabrics from Italian mills such as SWING, Olmetex Spa. and NT Majocchi, technical fabrics are waterproof nylon and reflective materials.
While the organic line, which is ELLEN PEDERSEN’s clear signature, has been used for pattern cutting technique in jackets and sweats. The more basic items with ELLEN PEDERSEN logo are part of the collection including t-shirts, caps and bags. These more basic items together with one jacket, a shirt and few sweats will already be in stores in autumn 2017 as a 1.drop.
Other standout pieces include an oversized bomber with organic lines with elastic in them, which create volume and a feeling of crease, characteristic of her DNA. This season the iconic bomber is made in solid black with dusty green lining and in a reflective reversible option in reflective grey/optical green colours.
ELLEN always looks back to her muse and therefore the British subculture – the MODS. This fine boy has a longing for beautiful clothes, very specific and with a touch of a dark side. The Mod aesthetic is well catered for here; polos with precise tailored details, badges and button-down shirts. Another detail for the collection includes the “SS18” logo on the basic t-shirts, polos and shirts to embrace the time and make it collectable. The palette throughout the collection features favourites; bright green, reflective silver check, white, black and moistly green