Blaak, the nom de mode of Sachiko Okada and Aaron Sharif, is a label that has established its identity by creating accessible, on-trend streetwear. This season, following the prevailing currents, the designers have moved from peasant remixes to a sporty 80s approach full of references to the first great London fashion boom, circa 1984, when Katharine Hamnett and Body Map ruled the runways with their combat and dancewear clothes.
The designers played the trend with a collection of white and neutral tones punched up with metallic and neon touches, all done in washed cotton, mesh, satin and leather. Add in a lot of layeringtank tops under bombers, skirts over pantsplus cutaway, casual shapes, and you get the general picture.
Blaaks best pieces are the elastic-waist bombers and vests that curve in back, tracksuit style. And the perforated white leather with solid banding on the seams was a snappy offering for summers fashion workout.