The Jerry Lorenzo-helmed label Fear of God is known for, somewhat paradoxically, offering clothing that is simultaneously bold and basic. It’s in that respect that Fear of God Essentials lives up to the promise of its namesake, offering a concise base colour palette of white, cream, grey, black, and brown.
After proving successful in the Spring and Summer months, the American designer has set his sights on replicating this success for the Autumn collection. The new collection does not reinvent the wheel; what you will find is pretty close to the established formula, with the usual selection of hoodies, T-Shirts, and joggers that fans of the brand will recognise.
While this selection has a familial feel, it’s easily distinguishable from previous collections due to its extended application of color. The updated seasonal hues – “Amber,” “Pistachio,” “Harvest,” and the already-hyped “Blush” pink – extend across the entire selection of apparel.
True to form, Essentials completes its return with everything you’d need for the seasonal transition. The usual staple offering of tees, polo, and of course, spell-out tracksuits are all present. Also on the table are your choice of thermals, loungewear, hoodies, and shorts. Autumn is a good excuse to sell clothing for all seasons.
In the realm of high-end streetwear, Essentials has always offered a sense of humility in its straightforward logo-brandished apparel. With its covetable quality and nuance, the Los Angeles-based brand is a welcome divergence from the flamboyance that has come to define the space.
Lorenzo’s finishing touches to the head-to-toe wardrobe fit are to come in the form of the Tennis Court sneaker and the New Era Essentials 950 RC cap. Set to accompany this Fear of God Essentials Fall lineup includes an exclusive capsule collection of co-branded apparel with Union Los Angeles in celebration of Union’s 30th anniversary.
Fear of God ESSENTIALS Fall 2021 is available on its website now. The exclusive Union Los Angeles capsule collection to follow on September 10.