What we put on our backs is more than simply a statement. For some, it can promote well-being and openness— an intimate form of self-expression if you will. Enter WEER: a label that is an extension of the self, and allows the wearer to reinvent themselves. Designed by Karin Lorez, WEER’s silhouettes endure the test of time and remain a staple in wardrobes despite what the current trends are.
Elevated basics with simple shapes and high-quality fabrics, it is this blank canvas that has the label become so intriguing. For Fall/Winter 2017, WEER gives us the upbeat and optimistic spirit of the 1960s as well as a focus on he birth of French prêt-à-porter– including famous names such as Pierre Cardin, André Courrèges and Paco Rabanne. A color palette of reds, yellow, navy, black and neutrals made a great contrast for stripes, which were seen on t-shirts and coats. Sleek, reliable basics are produced in Europe through the use of materials imported from Japan, France and Italy. Opting for cozy cotton and lightweight viscose, WEER’s t-shirts, a highlight for the label, made their way into their latest collection. Worn tucked into slacks or elongated to be worn over tights, it was comfort and chic style combined. New silhouettes such as a black cocoon jacket was worn over a loose black silk button down and paired with loose fitting trousers in a shade of wine. A striped long sleeve t was worn under a burnt red fur best and oversized wine trousers, giving an effortlessly cool vibe.
One interesting move was the inclusion of mesh in the form of a tank top that revealed a light blue bra. Worn under wide fitting royal blue overalls, this had that Parisian girl “I am not trying but I am and you are not supposed to know” type of feel… which to be honest, is always relevant. Other favorites was a maroon poncho worn with a royal blue embroidered skirt and sheer green stockings. This also highlighted WEER’s playful and flirty color play seen throughout the collection. The highlight and most interesting look was a white three-quarter shirt dress worn half unbuttoned with a pair of oversized black trousers. Accompanied by a metallic silver leather vest that was loosely fitted, the look screamed fluidity, comfort and relaxation.
Fashion is a form of nonverbal communication; a means of expression that develops to fit one’s lifestyle. WEER successfully gives stellar, well-made pieces that are timeless wares and worthy of the investment. One that wears WEER dresses for themselves with ease and style. JENNIFER STEVENS