Refined and Spooky: Matthew Adams Dolan SS 18 Collection

Refined and Spooky: Matthew Adams Dolan SS 18 Collection


In a historic moment of implacable civil unrest and ever-wider political divisions, Matthew Adams Dolan Spring / Summer 18 collection reflects what it meant to be American in the past and what it will mean to be American in the future.

The starting points of his inspiration depict picturesque America. The sunny days were shot by the photograph Bruce Weber, featuring icons such as Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr. and families like Lauders and Lauren that became as a focal point in the collection. We find them in pink shirts with iconic exaggerated cuffs and ultra long sleeves created by Matthew Adams Dolan, as well as jumbo jerseys in marigold and magenta.

Behind all the refined façade you can also see something more spooky. Menendez’s dressing mode, Patrick Bateman’s American Psycho, Cruel Intentions characters, New York gangs dressed in polo shirts and the movement of Lo-Lifes not only tell the subversive story of American aristocracy, but also the story which is often get confused by the aspiration reality.

The most famous clothes of so called preppy fashion such as khaki sets and striped sweatshirts for the first time are being reinterpreted as oversized suits. Layered oversized t-shirts are matched with mini skirts that play with proportions. Patterns on sweaters, pockets and t-shirts were created specifically for the Spring / Summer collection 18, but the iconic Matthew Adams Dolan denim trousers will continue to be a focal point of the collection. Imagine a modern American wardrobe for a generous and exuberant generation.