fear of god by PAGE Magazine August 18, 2020
With the essence of an ‘80s blockbuster, the nostalgia created by Fear of God’s Seventh Collection echoes the era of broad shoulders and the oversized Italian tailored suiting.
Jerry Lorenzo hasn’t been shy about his minimalist touch over the years and doubles down each season, finding more ways to tell the story of fine Italian tailoring with American innuendos and street style.
What we are used to from Lorenzo, with hoodies, sleek footwear, fitted hats, and the ability to telegraph comfort, is in no way removed from the palette.
The Seventh Collection from Jerry Lorenzo has presented the prism of a never-ending shot of the sunset and reflections over still water, all with the undertone of electronic ‘80s music.
Clear inspirations from the past surface in the seventh collection, where suits have a broad flare in the shoulders, joggers are styled with everything, and the denim and military cuts are time capsules in a digital curve of a new millennium.
The Negro League references America’s past time – Lorenzo’s father played professionally as well – but also empowers the idea of these athletes on the 100th anniversary of the league.
The nostalgia is fluent in the sportswear pieces ranging from hats, sweaters, and hoodies in textured velvet flocking adding a sense of grace to the garments.
The homage is not that of the earlier 2000s, but have a cleaner canvas for the iconic graphics to float on the henley t-shirts and roomy sweaters.
This season has several suiting styles that accentuate the modernity of today, and the yesteryear look which embraces comfort. Slim silhouettes can be found throughout the collection in the denim and sporty looks.
But where Lorenzo has elevated his dialogue is in the tailored pieces that have clean finishes and details that are the least invasive.
No distractions from shiny surfaces and accessories that blend with the looks, with details that call back to the Negro League, Fear of God offers “an immovable narrative, rooted in perpetuity and unbound by time.”
Jerry Lorenzo masterfully designs the collection with intent and functionality. The “heritage American workwear” and performance-oriented sportswear are nothing short of a full wardrobe.
The outerwear ranging from carcoats, everyday jackets, bombers, and puffers, are fabricated with leather, suede, and Japanese nylon and carry the notable silhouette that Fear of God has become synonymous for.
Sweatshirts and hoodies can also be found in cashmere as well as wool. Espadrilles, mules, and loafers have been added to the footwear collection that FOG is crafting in Italy, where the shoes are handmade with Nappa leather, Italian suede, pony hair, and French nubuck.
A sophisticated collection as always, Jerry Lorenzo has already bestowed his design aesthetic on Nike sneakers and eyewear with Barton Perreira which is handcrafted in Japan.
The Seventh Season is introducing its suiting and knits, as well as accessories like messenger bags and duffels to his FOG gang. Lorenzo maintains that sophistication with modern detailing and classic shapes.
All about the silhouette, Lorenzo is making his collections look effortless as he progresses as a designer and Visionaire.