Sander Lak recently almost swapped fashion for cinema. The moment passed but left the designer with a fount of references to play with for fall. A pocket shape came from “Barry Lyndon.” Ribbed jersey in a multicolor marl and a trenchcoat wouldn’t have looked out of place in 1917 — the year or the film. Other looks seemed to reference “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” or Al Pacino’s mobster mien.
WWD Critique: Lak presented his work on racks to encourage a tactile experience. “I’m really particular about the fabrics,” he said. “Dressing is about the experience so I try not to disappoint” — which is how the brand captures and retains its clientele.
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