The collection is said to be inspired by the reflection of city lights from mirrored surfaces that interplay with both shadow and brightness. The collection showcased hues of leather and mixed separates— its minimalistic mesh between lightweight quilted materials in shorts, trousers, tees, crewnecks, dresses, and skirts with a contrast of leather coats in trench, motor and bomber is beyond beautiful and sleek in style. The most intricate coat includes mixed materials of denim and a leather trench— very urban yet utilitarian to say the least.
Mackage’s use of a vibrant orange for their pop of colour (in both the menswear and womenswear collections) pairs perfectly with the entire earth tone collection of beige, olive, taupe, navy and the classic monochromatic black and white. The use of orange in its sportswear inspired pieces makes for a sensible, fresh look that’s easy to pull off with almost anything in your wardrobe. For instance, a male model walked the runway in a vibrant orange windbreaker trench with a matching light grey, form-fitting, jogging giraffe print suit. Sounds like a lot in one sentence but trust me, it all naturally works.
According to Mackage, leather plays as the new denim or the new black— for men, pairing a traditional trench with an avant-garde leather pant tones down the look to make it sophisticated-risky-chic. Quilted patterns are also a huge trend for SS’14 and it’s diversely shown in Mackage’s men’s tees, shorts and leggings. For women, pairing sweet flare-hemmed mini skirts in sheer fabrics and textured tops, with a strong orange leather bomber, make for an instant sporty yet sexy and fresh look. Metallic short shorts and accessories also make for a head turner.
Mackage also recently launched handbags this past March and I kid you not, it has every woman’s eyes glistening. Made with leather and metallic silver accents, it’s a no brainer must have item! Fellas, keep note.