The Stüssy Women’s collection once again shakes off the streetwear world’s expectations, exchanging golden era references for a range that is crafted by a true Modernist perspective. The garments feature very clear lines, often times highlighted by the use of contrast stitching, giving many of the pieces a distinct architectural feel, such as the Wyatt Barn Jacket or Avery Work Shirt. While this might lend a utilitarian quality, they never feel brutal, in part due to the signature Stüssy hand style logo placed strategically throughout the collection.
A reference you’ll see represented clearly throughout is that of the French New Wave, with many of the silhouettes bearing a resemblance to something you might see in Godard’s Made in the USA or Truffaut’s version of Fahrenheit 451. For examples of this look no further than the Dakota Muscle Tee, Ryder Track Dress or the Sage Mock Neck, which feel like they would sit equally as comfortably on a beach-bound Bridget Bardot as they would on a space-bound Anna Karina. We face many of the same challenges now as we did in the time these films were made, so it makes sense there would be a similar vision for the best way to combine traditional fashion ideals with future-forward practicality and aesthetics.