#MustWear! We are thrilled to introduce the new SS17 Collection from Swedish label, MLTV. Founded in 2012, MLTV is a menswear label based in Stockholm, that draws inspiration from geometric shapes that are distorted, multiplied and layered to fit the modern man. Classic menswear staples such as button-down shirting, t-shirts and trousers are distorted and reinvented through the use of laser-sharp cuts and soft and sleek materials. The label’s unconventional menswear is clean and minimal, allowing the wearer to make a statement without making an effort. Committed to design and production within the European Union, the brand pays close attention to quality, design, and details that matter. It challenges conventional menswear through the use of pure geometry and a progressive mindset.
Drawing on influences ranging from constructivist architecture, László Moholy-Nagy’s painting and the simplicity of Japanese geometry, MLTV’s SS17 collection presents a sharp assortment of meticulously structured shirts, trousers, shorts and jackets. The sense of asymmetry that unifies the collection reflects not only on the uncertain state of the world, but also the prospect in embracing fluidity and flux. Geometric t-shirts take after an abstracted form of the kimono while long, nylon bomber jackets are printed with shapes evocative of the Bauhaus school. The tops of the collection are built with a variety of layered materials in a number of sweaters, shirts and t-shirts, where fabric panels are built up around the shoulders or mimic the abstracted form of a coattail. Other pieces in the collection embrace unique multi-functional and transformable touches, such as the detachable panels in the Bauhaus shirt and the DE:sign shirt that features a red patch of fabric that can double as a removable rucksack. These open-ended touches reflect the desire by MLTV to create relational garments activated by the wearer and not the prescribed intentions of the designer.