With conglomerates ruling the majority of the fashion industry, independent designers are not only important but vital to the creative world. Few brands do it better these days than Chicago’s The Order. The line is conceptualized, created and executed in the Windy City by designer + proprietress Nicole Maret and has been one of our favorite brands to watch over the past couple years. A jet black palette and rebellious attitude run through the garments while each collection tells a compelling narrative.
For A/W 2018, the label presents “Antidote”, a conceptual nod to the ever present tension between rebellion and conformity, as it pertains to our hyper connected world and the delicate line between image and reality. Like the name implies, Antidote is a cure for the common outfit, with vinyls colliding with suedes and mesh pairing with silks to create absurd yet chic everyday uniforms.
Details are everything and The Order always get this right. Gun metal safety pins, hand embroidered leather and hand stamped logos are found throughout the collection. Making the hard seem soft and the delicate more rigid, the collection captures the essence of dichotomy and hypnotizes with its beautiful materials and craftsmanship.
Some standout pieces for us are the longline bomber, “Venom” pant and shirt and the seductive, “Seditious” bodysuit. We also love how winter white makes appearances throughout the collection and the sheer and mesh items are standouts as well.
For more information and to shop online visit: www.thisistheorder.com