Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Braille SS11

Following the success of Braille’s A/W10 debut collection, A Gentle Wake, founders Benjamin Vorono and Samuel Kientsch return with zeal for SS11. The labels sophomore collection is a celebration of freedom, speed and optimism. Inspired by the modernist design of Palm Springs juxtaposed with the natural landscape of Agua Caliente Canyon. 

Entitled Colt, it reflects the mountainous, desert landscape of the region as pleated blazers, jackets and rain coats incorporate the contours of the pleated Blazers, Jackets and Rain Coat. Shirts in sheer cotton in sun-faded shades of husk, loosely reference the palm tree oasis. Luminescent tweeds give visibility to the night explorer, whilst maintaining elegance and subtlety. Waxed cotton outerwear is used to protect from heavy rain and extended sleeve plackets to ease motion for the adventurous and active gentlemen...

To celebrate the launch of their new online store, Braille screened a film of the collection throughout LFW on a mobile cinema. You may have seen driving from show to show, and party to party but if not, don't worry (I missed the mobile showings too), we can share it with you. The film showcases the collection’s modernist lines, clean cuts and natural desert hues while helping to celebrate the launch of the brands online store on 1st October.

For the film, Sam and Ben created four additional showpieces made from the scraps of the collection. This included the creation of a silk/hemp fabric which was manipulated to reflect a texture of raindrops which was then hand dyed and waxed to form a tiered raincoat. The design duo also created an offset checkered board blazer assembled with rectangles of Wolf Fish leather and Luminescent tweed. 

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