4.29.2015

COLLECTION / Camiel Fortgens Fall/Winter 2015


Flat, odd-looking yet very recognizable pieces redefining the boundaries of menswear.  
A collection that is puzzling with elements of the things we wear every day.

A clothing collection based on the archetypal silhouette and fabric off former menswear. 
Challenging the contemporary “cut copy paste” culture and industry. Searching for the known. 
The known that can give grip in our cut-copy-pasted context. 
Making a ‘still’ in time, reflecting on menswear in general. 
Keeping in mind and overviewing the history of menswear."











A big admiration for this young designer, Camiel Fortgens who showed his collection during 
Amsterdam Fashion Week for Fall/ Winter 2015. It is always a  beautiful experience to
see (virtually, at least) designers like him to cull inspirations from
the outside boundaries of the traditional aesthetic of menswear. The use of white
tee as a backdrop to juxtapose the distorted and exaggerated proportions
of his outerwear and pants was brilliant. A nod to Raf Simons and Margiela's 
ardent love to culminate the normalcy of a shirt into a signature look
Camiel created various outerwears, pants and bottoms that are seemingly
out of proportion to the body yet interesting and artfully done.
I love the wrap skirt so much! I reckon it's made of felt wool and it would be
very very perfect for the winter season here in Australia! 

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