Berthold's Collection Borrows from Cosplay to Create Fantasy

 - Jan 16, 2018
References: berthold-uk & hypebeast
A recent collaboration between fashion designer Berthold and artist Ed Fornieles has led to a stunning cosplay-inspired collection. The collection debuted as part of Berthold's Fall/Winter 2018 collection and draws heavily from the world of popular culture. The collection envisions a world that exists between present London and the city in the near future. This embrace of the near future has become a recent pattern in fashion as more designers are combing aspects of future tech and aesthetic into their creations. The constant blurring of present and future is something reflected heavily in society and this cosplay-inspired collection straddles the same line.

The collection holds on to signature Berthold designs, including over-sized silhouettes and a focus on workwear-inspired garments. It does however draw on some new ideas such as embroidered branded outerwear, over-sized scarves and cross body bags. The cosplay-inspired collection was designed to question the relationship between the person and their clothing and should have people guessing the archetype played by the person wearing the garment.