Its this season’s Autumn/Winter ’16 collection that Sibling’s true obsession with ‘Pop Culture’ of the 70’s and 80’s is very apparent.
The two main pop icons used to create this collection is Grace Jones, a singer, lyricist, super model, recorded producer and actress. The second Pop icon is Jean-Michel Basquiat an American Artist. Both icon managed to debauch the world of music and art.
It is pretty easy to point out the physical influences of each pop icon for example the colour palette is taken from Grace Jones’ album covers - the use of primary colours - acid yellow, blood red and the shoot through traditional patterns and as a base the use of muted royal blue and grey.
The physical influence of Jean-Michel Basquiat was in the look and feel which informs the collection. Also the loose shapes was the trademark of Basquiat - are remade in luxury dorm evil fabrics. The knitted jackets with drop shoulders, the overly long sleeves and washed wool chevron tie belts are the influence and inspiration of Basquiat’s chaotic style of painting, his random note book doodles and his loose personal style.
As the models walk the runway you can see the influence ofGrace Jones’ ‘Pull up to my bumper’ album cover and the photograph taken by Michael Halsbland in 1985 of Jean-Michel Basquiat with Andy Warhol photographed together in boxing attire cleverly intertwined into a modern day classic collection.
The signature leopard print used by Sibling was used to create the classic men’s boxer shorts, the classic sport socks was embellished with their logo and to finish the look matching knitted gloves and face protectors.
The clashing of female and male, disco versus hip hop, hard versus soft is at the heart Sibling and encapsulates the boys they create.