Multi-Functional Garments: Our Top Picks

In this busy age we live in, multi tasking is an essential part of daily survival. With this in mind, the idea that our clothing should possess multi tasking properties seems a reasonable ask. As we evolve into an ever changing, tech-led landscape, an increasing number of designers are creating intelligent garments that function on more than one level. Not only can this justify high price tags a little more, but also provides some reassurance that our purchases will stand the test of time, not only through quality but with an adaptable, two-way nature.

We have hand picked our favourite multi-functional pieces ahead of Summer, for lighter (and smarter) holiday packing.

Maison Margiela MM6 Women’s Denim Jacket

Keen to travel with a denim jacket but worried it’ll be too hot? Fear not, this deconstructed denim jacket from Margiela’s sub label MM6 features removable sleeves, attached with ribbon, weaving through the back to adjust the fit. The ribbon can be tied loosely for a relaxed cold-shoulder look, or the sleeves can be removed entirely leaving a flattering sleeveless denim vest. Available in two styles: white denim and indigo, this jacket is the definition of effortless cool.
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Maison Margiela Men’s Atelier Two Way Hoodie Jacket

When preparing to go on holiday, packing light can be a challenge. This two way hoodie jacket from Maison Margiela Men’s collection ticks two boxes, with a rainproof jacket packed neatly into the back of this vibrant green cotton hoodie. No need to pack a bulky jacket and heavy hoodie, just roll this clever piece up and bask in the satisfaction that you’re covered for light rain and cooler evenings, while taking up minimal suitcase space.

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Y-3 Women’s Reversible Bomber Jacket

Y-3 are renowned for their high performing garments, and this bomber jacket is no exception. This two-way jacket boasts aesthetic versatility in one lightweight practical piece. Worn one way, the jacket is black with large contrast signature branding on the back, or reversed and worn as a clean white jacket with black accents.

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Y-3 Reversible Memory Jacket

Another from Y-3’s SS18 offering, this reversible jacket can be worn as an all black jacket, or reversed to reveal white stripes. The subtle detailing alters the style while retaining a sleek streamlined fit and sports-luxe vibe.

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Yohji Yamamoto Men’s Asymmetric Pleat Overlay Mackin Pants

These unique pants from Yohji’s SS18 release feature a pleated overlay, which can be kept attached to create an asymmetric, textural silhouette, or removed to leave relaxed, cropped length pants. The extra fabric provides an effortless update, squeezing two styles out of one easy to wear garment.

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Undercover Graphic Zip Overlay Pants

Japanese brand Undercover present these black pants, which offer a smooth transition from casual to smart-casual in one versatile garment. The black pants feature a cotton fabric overlay with contrast symbols and lettering, which can be attached to cover the upper back, or removed to leave a clean straight-leg silhouette with a subtle black zipper.

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