Muslin Brothers are the design duo who are making androgynous clothes that are actually, you know, androgynous. Established in 2011 in Tel Aviv, Muslin Brothers, led by Tamar Levit and Yaen Levi, are the masters of creating poetically beautiful yet casual clothes that are permeated with both humour and cultural criticism, combining raw elements and clean cut forms to make a statement.
With silhouettes designed to blur gender identities (there’s no womenswear and menswear here) Muslin Brothers are dedicated to expressing that for them fashion is a method of cultural production and human communication, not something frivolous. With their fresh and conceptual approach to design and their ability to incorporate narratives into their work results, Muslin Brothers effortlessly communicate their big ideas.
For SS17, Muslin Brothers followed their annual theme (which is an idea they carry throughout the year and draw into all their collections), examining the Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv, its wide and varied social contexts, and the shifting concept of familiarity. Titled “Fugue”, their collection explores emigration and the ever-changing idea of home through it’s eye-catching and vivid colour palette, oversized garments and ambiguous silhouettes that will look unique on each wearer.
The mix of bold and neutral tones, which were symbolic colours for Muslin Brothers, and comprised of baby blues and pinks, lilacs, fiery reds and perfect pastel yellows, highlighted the boldness of the oversized shapes and draped cuts. The genderless design of the collection, consisting of loose wraps, layers, tie-detailing and intricate knotting details creating gathered fits, result in the collection consisting of pieces that will look totally unique and personally crafted for each wearer.
In a collection that is so full of comments of society, relationships between the idea of home and social situations in Tel Aviv, Muslin Brothers keep it light, androgynous and beautifully oversized. We want everything.