Viktoranisimov AW24 explores internal and external worlds through a collection of buildable, element-proof wear
Viktoranisimov’s collection is a practice in versatility, to harmonise with and adapt to one’s environment – as well as seek refuge from it. Expressed both in how the line been crafted, and in the designs themselves. Founder and creative director Viktor Anisimov draws, in part, on his own background, with elements referring to the Ukranian designer’s time at military school.
Fittingly, the autumn/winter '24 collection explores the concept of uniform; the journey of menswear from utilitarian to the urban uniform. “Our new collection is inspired by elements of Japanese costume, and builds the image of a universal warrior, who, in view of today's political events in the world, is the hero of our time,” says Anisimov. The designer sees clothing as a form of shield from what lies outside, a necessary reaction to the instability of the modern world.
“This season we decided to continue this timeless dialogue between internal and external worlds. I always admire the way of blending in with the environment and protecting what is hidden inside,” continues the designer. His consideration of the environment extends to fabric too. “It’s our second collection that is 70% made from sustainable materials that are considered to be less harmful.”
The result is a line of multipurpose garments that can be adapted and layered to build on one another, in subdued tones of grey, black and khaki as a camouflage against the urban background. “The AW24 collection is presented in various monochrome multilayered ensembles, which consist of three to five styles,” the designer explains. Double-sided jackets and element-proof coats and puffers, insulated bottoms and trench coats with a blanket-like feel. “Each piece is light and thin, but able to form a proper winter outfit, if worn together.” Armour aligned with Anisimov’s philosophy.
Discover all the looks from Viktoranisimov's AW24 collection below: