Ambush All Grown Up …
Is Ambush One of Our Favorite Collections…? Fall ’21
Twelve months on from a presentation in which crashed cars served as a backdrop for their work and roughly a year since the start of our current global pandemic, a Ballardian apocalypse has given way to comfort and luxury. In terms of color, the looks here are somewhat reticent: white, ecru, moss green, and black provide the base. And just in case the collection were to come across as a bit too serious, they’ve thrown in some poppier pink, yellow, orange and green for good measure. A kimono-derived formal jacket makes an appearance, as does its bright yellow puffer variant; king-size wool coats are asymmetrically cinched at the waist with an outer belt; a bright green shearling offers a hint of rebel Americana and an unassuming black slip hangs off its shoulders by a thin bespoke chain. The cuts on offer are generous in a way that connotes luxury, yes, but also the blend of cultures so crucial in understanding the designer couple: west-coast hip hop as much as Japanese wafuku. The accessories are there too: covetable pendant necklaces, boots that look like a cyborg Wellington, and Ambush’s signature thick metal chains. The classics are there and sure to fly off virtual shelves.
Text by Pablo Martin-Ortiz
Images Courtesy of Ambush & Vogue Runway