F/W 2017

Design duo Haoran Li and Siying Qu’s Private Policy label is at the forefront of edgy downtown New York City fashion. We watched closely when they launched the label in 2015, and for their Fall/Winter 2017 menswear presentation, our love affair was quickly rekindled. With punk overtones and lots of layers, nothing was boring here. Each piece seemed very well thought out in regards to construction and styled to perfection. Track suits and bombers appeared to be layered with sections that could snap open or snap off, creating very interesting looks. Some track pants had that tear-away element and could convert into shorts. Pants were worn high-waisted, cropped and wide. Coats were boxy and hard edged. Interesting touches included long metal chains adorned on baseball caps and jackets, as well as bondage strap and belt details. The showstopper was surely the patchwork motorcycle jacket with matching trousers constructed from flags. And we also were enamored with the yellow jumpsuit worn with a plastic headpiece, giving us flashbacks of Devo! It’s young talent like this duo that keep us hopeful in a world of homogenized fashion. Photography Alexander Thompson