Liberal Youth Ministry SS2022: IT’S A NICE DREAM
‘For his fourth collection since joining Dover Street Market Paris (DSMP), Antonio Zaragoza of Liberal Youth Ministry (LYM) responds to the pandemic by designing a bright and energetic range of clothing and accessories. While the collection remains rooted in youth and grunge culture, Antonio explores the surrealism of dreams – designing around more bizarre, costume-like concepts.
Entitled It’s A Nice Dream, the collection is comprised of 25 looks that offer a sharp contrast to the darker elements of seasons past. Basic parts of a wardrobe – t-shirts, hoodies, and sweatsuits – are rendered in mostly pink, orange, blue, purple, white and black. Certain styles feature acid wash and bleach splatter as well as flower, heart, and cartoon graphics. Partnering with Swarovski and Filippini Atelier (Mexican handmade atelier founded by Zaragoza’s wife, Kenia Filippini), hoodies and sweat-suits feature crystals peeking out from beneath distressed fabric.
Emblems and text seen throughout the collection were created by LYM’s longtime collaborator Maurizio Orozco. All are original designs based on beloved symbols that Zaragoza has encountered through his life – badges, crests, patches, cartoons and religious iconography. Accessories include socks, totes, cinched hoods and balaclavas.
SS2022 officially introduces the brands women’s sub label, Dream Baby! Liberal Youth Ministry. The Dream Baby! collection, designed entirely by Kenia Filippini, is comprised of dresses, skirts and women’s casual wardrobe basics. The collection offers a range of dream inspired garments that feature detailed hand-made accents such as bows and Swarovski crystals. For its first season, the garments are constructed in the same fabrications and colors of the menswear, providing cohesion to the collection’s whole.’
– Dover Street Market Paris (DSMP)