Mr. Saturday Men’s Spring 2022

“Lonesome No More!” is a great, hopeful show title for those lucky enough to see a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. Canadian designer Joey Gollish’s spring collection had a high feel-good quotient with its loose, easy shapes, sunny colors and an allure that hovered somewhere between a beach party and a nightclub.

His show video depicted models strolling through a groovy, abandoned structure set with giant speakers as day yielded to evening. “All we want is a hooded shirt and an ecstasy psychosis,” was a snippet of lyrics that spoke to Gollish’s fascination with retro club culture, here a reference to the acid-house explosion in the 1990s, when Manchester’s The Hacienda was ground zero for that scene.

There was also a strong ’80s feel to the baggy jeans, demonstrative shirts and sloping, oversize knitwear. Gollish, who has a thing for circles, used lemons as a motif in lieu of smiley faces, a wink to the citrus that demonstrators used to neutralize tear gas during the student protests in France in 1986 and 1987.

Mr. Saturday Men's Spring 2022

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“Wearable rave clothing that feels elevated,” was how Gollish summed up his spring effort during a preview. “The reason that I focus so much on nightlife is that I think for a lot of people, going out is when you wear whatever you want to wear, and be whoever you want to be and act however you want to act. In a way, it’s the truest version of yourself.”

His video certainly captured that exhilarating feeling of heading out for a big night, while the look book revealed the intricate patchworking and dyeing techniques that give his clothes a nostalgic elan. Lead us to the rave, Mr. Saturday!

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