Unveiled during this yearâ€™s Paris Fashion Week, Milan-based streetwear label PDF has shared its Spring/Summer 2024 â€œSophomoreâ€ collection. The creative brain behind PDF, Domenico Formichetti, was also responsible for crafting the quirky â€œPROTO BAGSâ€ collaboration with SFERO that trended all over social media earlier this month.
PDFâ€™s designs are a manifestation of Formichettiâ€™s passion for vintage aesthetics and extreme sports, which are then conceptualized through his playful lens and into unconventional streetwear pieces. For the â€œSophomoreâ€ collection, Formichetti explored a diverse set of high-school cliques and personas that he encountered during his youth.
â€œAs I grew up watching movies featuring high school teenagers, I developed a profound fascination for the diverse individuals, unique styles, and captivating personalities within the school environment. Inspired by this fascination, I have embarked on a creative journey to reimagine my ideal group of classmates, blending various traits and qualities to form a truly remarkable and perfect ensemble,â€ explained Formichetti.
From jocks, nerds, bullies, surfers to the cool kids, every one of these personas is channeled through oversized silhouettes, and stone-washed denim, alongside chunky footwear that exudes the vibrant, rebellious, and nonchalant mood of youths in the late â€˜80s and â€˜90s. At the core of the collection is a sense of community that remains a fundamental facet of the labelâ€™s identity and beliefs, which includes collaborations with specialists and innovators in their respective disciplines. For Spring/Summer 2024, Italian Wakeboarding champion Nicolo Caimi â€“ also a personal friend of Formichetti â€“ models a look that was developed in partnership with CAPiTA, Union Binding Co, and RefrigiWear.
Elsewhere in fashion, check out s.k. manor hillâ€™s Spring/Summer 2024 collection.