Tiger of Sweden's Fall/Winter 2019 collection takes inspiration from a brief creative period ranging from the mid 1910’s through to the start of the 1930’s known as Swedish Grace. A period when architecture, art and craft balanced between a classic and modern expression. It was a time full of creativity influenced by the big changes that was happening in society and the world as a whole. The fall of empires, the dawn of new democracies, the introduction of universal right to vote in Sweden.
The collection takes as its starting point the elegant modernism of the British male, with references as diverse as the tailors of Savile Row to the styles favoured by the pony kids of Ireland. The look is restrained, balanced, committed, authentic; utilitarian but seductive nonetheless: sober tailoring, tidy ties, shrug-on trench coats, cable knits and fuss-free lace-up boots or trainers.
For this Spring/Summer 2019 edition, Milano Unica exhibitors showcase renewed interest in experimentation not only in terms of trim, i.e. embroideries and prints, but also in textile production.
Thom Browne presented their spring/summer 2018 menswear collection during Paris Fashion Week. Most of the looks were in classic menswear materials: seersucker, wool, poplin being dressed throughout several looks from casual to formal suiting and evening wear.
Maison Margiela continues the hallowed house’s tradition of breaking garments to display how they work: suits have been torn apart, sewn and held together with rope-belts; the seams outlined like veins and blueprints, elevating the idea of an unstructured or deconstructed blazer.
The first time they told me her name I didn’t think of how violent it would be to love her masculine side. We both harbor opposite principles. There is no doubt that her nature is stronger than mine. Alex never combs her hair. She is restless and somewhat haughty, those kind of girls who would rather wait standing than sitting. She is always found nervous, with a suspicious look and a small mouth. Very confident of herself, but nevertheless nothing calms her. Nothing but my soul: biting her mouth is overcoming her in battle, sour strawberry who dyes blue my manhood.