The latest collection of Sjaak Hullekes brings you the highlights of a metropolitan city as seen through the eyes of a man that grew up in a small town. Sjaak Hullekes wanted to give this collection all the positive and nostalgic feelings a small town can bring, to escape from the daily reality and rush of the city.
During cold days in a harsh big city, this warm-colored collection will bring you the cosiness you crave.
To give this collection its warm nostalgic touch, Sjaak Hullekes used a large range of fabrics, including silks, cottons, wools, cashmeres and even mink fur. Most of the fabrics have a soft touch, and are warm even though they are sometimes very thin or even transparent. High pile, brushed and heavy knit in combination with the fragile fabrics give this collection an exclusive look, balanced, comfortable, conscious yet sometimes naive. The fabrics provide positivity for a winter after recession, for a winter in which we can invent and explore again. The colors used are navies, dark blues, browns, various grays, whites and a bit of sophisticated orange. All the colors together will bring a sense of nature, to remind of the small-town childhood.
As Sjaak Hullekes believes in quality and passion as being the future of fashion, he commits to showing the workmanship in a garment in this collection again. It is displayed in many hand-stitched details such as collars, cuffs, flies and bindings, a collection of handmade leather belts, and of course in his typically detail-driven handwriting throughout fringed edges and French seams.
The inspiration for this collection leans on the mid 60’s and 70’s, when youth cultures were abundant and a new way of dressing emerged. Denim jackets, safari jackets, ‘Lammycoats’ made out of sheared mink, and unconstructed blazers show in their origin a nostalgic empathy for what was happening then in the big cities. Combined with the craftsmanship of the early 20th century and modern fit, comfort and detailing this collection brings together everything needed by modern man.
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