Since coming on the scene, Tommy Bogoâ€™s brand, TOMBOGO, has established a unique style that blends utilitarianism, environmental equitable practices and experimental design techniques. With the brandâ€™s past few collections taking the stage during NYFW there has been an intentional refinement of the brandâ€™s core codes while still remaining future-facing. And in the spirit of evolution, TOMBOGO recently made its Paris Fashion Week debut with its new Spring/Summer 2024 collection.
Taking place at the Hotel Dâ€™Evreux, the â€œThe Future Is Brightâ€ collection is inspired by Tommy Bogoâ€™s growth and evolution throughout his career. Whether it be high or low points, they have all been integral moments that made this collection possible â€“ dually signifying a turning point for the designer and his eponymous label. Of course the collection includes Bogoâ€™s signature utilitarian and experimental touch, but the designer ups with a range of 30 looks.
From the first look, it was clear that TOMBOGO is headed in a new direction. A silver liquid metal puffer paired with black textured shorts and 3D-printed mesh tech pants led the charge as a particularly strong opening look. TOMBOGOâ€™s collections in the past typically centered around Earth tones or multicolored shades. But this time around, hues of black, silver, light gray and white permeate the collection â€“ making for a deeply edgy offering, which contrasts the brandâ€™s typical cadence.
The collection continued with ensembles like cutaway jackets, zippered skirts, padded vests, jumpsuits, signature cargo pants, hybrid button-down shirts and more. What made the pieces undeniably attractive was the usage of the varied fabric â€“ employing both genuine and pineapple-made vegan leather, alongside nylon and soft cotton. Other highlights include gray leather jackets in cropped and oversized constructions that are paired with relaxed cargo pants and two-tone straight-leg pants.
With SS24, Bogo also furthered his environmentally equitable practices by teaming up with circular materials innovator, Ambercycle, for a selection of looks spanning a modular jumpsuit toa convertible top. â€œUsing cycoraÂ® fabric was a surprisingly seamless experience â€“ lacking the complexities and constraints you sometimes associate with sustainable fabrics,â€ said Bogo. â€œAs a designer who cares about fashionâ€™s impact on the world, I find it refreshing to work with a fabric that effortlessly fits into our design and production process, while also being better for the environment.â€
Finishing off the collection was a range of accessories spanning sunglasses, handbags and footwear. Some of the pieces included the oval-shaped Light Bulb Bag, clear rectangular Wireless Glasses, LED Scooter Glasses, the Dial-Up Derby and more.
Take a look at TOMBOGOâ€™s SS24 collection in the gallery above.
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