Christian Westphal AW 2010 Photography Soren Starbird | www.starbird.dk Model Nicolai Haugaard
The Winter 2010 collection from Christian Westphal has a refined aesthetic with slashes of Renaissance heroes from the paintings of Tizian and El Greco.
The cuts, colours, silhouettes and attitude of the Italian Renaissance paintings is the inspiration for the Autumn Winter 2010 collection. The look is a glamorous, dirty but quiet, modern Euro-boho, with an ongoing nod to armoured self confident kings and noblemen dressed in shiny black metal waistcoat, oversized shirts, small and neat collars and accessorized with heavy trims and huge scarfs. A style that contributes to dress with layer on layer, like the urban nomads we have become.
The AW10 collection is less ceremonial and more muted and monochromatic―though no less surreal―than the brightly colored Summer 2009 collection, but keeps the urban graphic look, in particular the architectural take on casual suiting. However the colour palette is essentially black and white with dashes of bottle green optimism, turquise crispiness and navy blue classicism.
A tweak here and there can elevate even the simplest outfits. Notice the crispy cotton poplin shirt with a neatly folded starched-looking collar on collar, the check patterned shirt with the collar that develops into an oversized scarf, or the casual blazer in knitted merino wool. Small moves like these separate you from the pack.
The jeans sharpen up for Winter 2010. Not that I am saying you should wear these hand-painted torn-and-frayed blue denim to the office, but it’s hard to go wrong wearing it when you’re off the clock. The denim collection also consists of raw black and washed blue jeans – all three are woven and stitched on the famed looms of Okayama, Japan.
It’s called attitude. Nothing finishes off an outfit better than a sharp dose of confidence. How else do grown men get away with wearing a plucked and beat up mink jacket over a hooded jersey top ? But we’re not talking hip-hop-bling-shake-the booty fur―we’re talking slim-cut, rock-guy getup biker jacket to be worn with dirty and oily boots with attitude.
The strategy is to modernize menswear, calibrating the millimeter of difference that separates a boring uniform from an innovative piece. Christian Westphal sees avant-garde as deconstruction, working to and from the human body and making pieces with a strong, modern look.
The collection is based on the book "Gentleman- A timeless guide to fashion" by Roetzel Bernhard, which is an inclusive manual of a modern man's classic and timeless dressing in every situation. Autumn/Winter 10-11 collection deals with the 21st century young man's dressing, style, cuttings and materials, that make a man a confident walker on the big city streets. I want to encourage men to dress more stylish using a modern dress code etiquette. (Text from Official site)
Odeur S/S 2010 is now available at oki-ni. oki-ni.com/Brands/Odeur/icat/odeur Odeur's S/S10 collection, 'Light', has evolved with a lighter, jersey material and a draped silhouette of slimmer and taller garments. The inspiration comes from sun faded lines and transparent gossamer surfaces.
Odeur was founded in 2006 by Petter Hollstrom. Currently, the collection's designed by Hollstrom along with Anna Lidstrom and Gorjan Lauseger. Originally, Odeur was a brand experiment seeking to broaden the opinion of what design really means from a branding perspective, using a unique scent and its molecular structure as a replacement for the traditional, word-based logotype.
The aroma of Odeur is based on a number of visual factors; the clean lines of clothing with an almost androgynous alien look. By using aromas that stem from a higher scale, the scent of Odeur is meant to be a light, white and clean fragrance. It is not specific, and the chosen aroma covers all natural elements. It is fresh, clean and modern.
The fragrance is similar in structure to 'Ck One' and when drawn as a molecular diagram produces a triangular shape, a shape that can be found throughout the collection - from patterns to cuts to the logo.
Luke Simon's 'Urban Zen’ collection for s/s10 is lightweight and relaxed, a mix up of soft, unstructured silhouettes with seersucker, poplin and soft cotton textures. Prints are stripes, gingham, florals and madras in a palette of washed pastels, peach, turquoise, pink and yellow alongside tones of blue.
The brand is quietly pushing against the ‘preppy’ stylings that New York menswear can be known for with a city- meets- beach influenced collection.
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