Thursday, 22 June 2017

Poan | Spring Summer 2018 #MFWM


Sartorial expert, visionary and all-round whimsical fellow, POAN designer Georg Weissacher brings his very own utopian philosophy to Milan with his latest collection ‘The Phenomenon of Man’
London-based Austrian designer Weissacher will showcase his latest Spring/Summer 2018 collection for the rst time in Milan, thanks to WHITE tradeshow support, in partnership with Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana.

Taking inspiration from the widely critiqued book ‘The Phenomenon of Man’ by French philosopher, biologist and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Weissacher’s latest creation encompasses the thoughts of a visionary and vitalist, considering historical roots, the future and technology. His theories are considered to be the theoretical base of the advent and progression of the Internet.
With philanthropy at its heart, this latest collection from Weissacher combines clever juxtapositions of raw elements such as earthy printed motifs, which clash into electrical components. Shapes are clean and sharp across suiting but equally across jackets represent the duration of life, where things are used and lived in.

With a direct reference to de Chardin and the Vatican as wonderfully shown in Sorrentino´s direction for the HBO Series of the Young Pope, Weissacher’s creation takes a celestial silhouette with clerical elements taking pride of place across hats and belts. In addition an Italian air has been included through both aesthetics and Made In Italy production, with the majority of fabrics being in wool and cottons and linen.

Weissacher’s S/S18 collection delivers a set of ideas that aims to lift us through story telling in a high level of style, that draws on the past and projects us into a new dimension of multi-cultural hints, never forgetting the approach of a tailor, where knitwear techniques coexist with sporty like ensembles. Gender uid silhouettes, oversize shapes, clashing prints and futuristic gear will create the POAN look.

Weissacher tries to embody the collection with a message that transcends the actual product, by thinking big about all of humanity - POAN stands for PEOPLES OF ALL NATIONS - while facing personal tasks with greater clarity and force. Diversity being the key to today’s happiness. 





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