Further investigating male subcultures and stereotypes – for SS16 Sibling called upon the “jock” and his gang.
L: CM: Sibling SS16
Jocks and cheerleaders
Sibling SS16 was quite the show. Further investigating male subcultures and stereotypes – this season Sibling called upon the “jock” and his gang. Presenting us with sassy cheerleaders and American sport heroes, we saw football vests, shorts and trousers built of strips of thick sports-inspired laces, preppy knitted V-necks worn over skinny ties and shirts, Kehinde Wiley inspired swirl pattern cardigans worn with bare chests, sequinned football jerseys emblazoned with a giant “S” and even a few bare bums. Cheeky.
Of course, there was variety in the collection, it wasn’t just flamboyant wears (although to our joy there were plenty). There was something for the off-duty jock too, made to measure Sibling X Edward Sexton suiting – worn with Robert Clergerie shoes – that drew inspiration from a more unlikely source – the Mods. With each suit lined in the aforementioned swirl print, Sibling have covered all bases for SS16.
Following on from Sibling’s SS15 riotous Mohawk-meets-oversized-pom-pom head and bodywear, that also appeared in their Fashion In Motion exhibition at the V&A, we were happy to see a return of such structures, that materialised as both the actual pom-poms carried by the Sibling cheerleaders and as acid-bright hoods for the guys. Give me an “S”, give me an “I”, give me a “B” – okay, you get the gist.
Words: Brooke McCord
Photography: Sophie Mayanne
Hair: Fudge Professional