Optimistic rebellion at Ernest W. Baker
Ernest W. Baker’s muse is feeling rebellious for Fall-Winter 2024. Following from last season’s exploration of childhood memories of summer vacations, Reid Baker and Ines Amorim turned to the idea of raiding a grandfather’s closet in search of inspiration. Within that, they studied the juncture of young and old in fashion, how youths perceive elders and vice versa. By juxtaposing the contrary elements, they arrived at a rebellious punk streak which contrasted their signature black and reds with pinstripes, mustard yellows and tartan patterns. Tailoring, trousers, and ties are accented with studs and spikes; reworked tailoring boasts large gold embellishments. Maintaining the illusion of elegance, so synonymous with the brand, remained crucial to their objectives. How they played with that drove them forward.