S/S 2017

Libertine designer Johnson Hartig is all about having fun, and quite a lot of it obviously. With his whimsical and colorful creations, the looks he sends down the runway are such a refreshing sight season after season. For Spring/Summer 2017, Hartig paid homage to Brit punk with his anti-establishment clothing, which included a leather jacket with painted text stating, “We hate everything”, featured on boxer/model Charlie Himmelstein. The two Union Jack coats were iconic, as were the Queen Elizabeth II emblems and print. We must mention a bright yellow day-glo shift dress, the sequin bomber with tiger emblem on the back and the 50s coat with colorful painted spots.  The printed “#Chic As Hell” pieces were to die for, including the pink overcoat, a dramatic black & white floor length number and the plastic raincoat look. We found the hot pink printed tights to be a fond flashback and nod to fantastical pop art designer Stephen Sprouse! And lastly, we must not forget the print of the punk boy with text on his forehead, “Libertine No Future”.  Undoubtedly, we see the brightest of futures for the Libertine label. Photography Alexander Thompson.