For his spring/summer 2018 collection, HARVARD PUNK’D, Christopher Lowman drew
inspiration from the “The Outsiders” and reimagined the modern day ‘bad boy’—delivering an
undeniably striking and original presentation.
Inspired by the 1983 film, the young designer aimed to conceive a collection that reflects the
instability and uncertainty of young adulthood. Per the show notes, HARVARD PUNK’D was
designed to emulate “the modern day college student battling the everyday chain of emotions
such as financial instability and mental health issues.”
Despite incorporating the messiness and anxiety of growing up, Lowman managed to keep his
collection refined and well-tailored.
“I felt the collection did well with combining a typical ivy prep and upcoming urban feel
demonstrated in his camo and polo ensembles,” Set Your Soul Online Editor, Isiah Magsino
The presentation was hosted at HGU New York, where Magsino described the presentation
“chaotic”. Models were dispersed amongst the guests—sitting on couches or standing against
“The presentation was extremely hectic. So many people were coming in at one time- taking
pictures of the models, talking with one another,” Magsino said. “The environment added to
Lowman's goal of encapsulating a sort of anxious and messy feel.
By, Sydney Monfries, Contributor at SOUL
Designer: Christopher Lowman
Shoes provided by: New Balance
Photographer: Loli Laboureau