Monday, February 21, 2011

Stiaan Louw

I would wear EVERY-single piece that was on display - as it is, or Maque-styled. This collection, described by some as a very Romantic African Story with very strong Nomadic references, was conceptually strong and brilliantly executed.

Stiaan has really mastered the art of layering the most intricate, clashing materials (hard and soft, delicate and robust) to give life to clothes that are, in general, a very gray-area for a western-influenced man.

I also loved the odd pants: harems in hard material, Jodphur-effects on some of the pants, the delicate materials used in the kaftans and the waterfall-feature in the oversized cardigans
(which, in the above pictures - pic 2 at the top - , is thrown over the shoulder to give a scarf effect) - a trend which picked up with female collections a few years ago, but the masculine touch on it gives it a testosterone drive - and you know anything androgynous speaks Maquenese!

I loved it!! tres DeGorge.

Images by Simon Deiner

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