Smith-Wykes SS14 Pitti Preview
Smith-Wykes was one of those pleasant surprises I came across during Pitti Uomo 83, so I was looking forward to drop by and see what it had in store for next Summer. Inspired by 1960s Japan, the collection brings to life vintage japanese culture, with heavy focus on prints and patterns such as hand-carved woodblock prints, making their way onto bomber jackets, tees and crewneck sweaters. Other details, like kimono-stitchings were used on some of the label’s trademark pieces, featuring a soft color palette and resorting to lightweight fabrics such as linen, cotton and slub yarns. Continuously presenting solid, polished garments, Smith-Wykes is definitely becoming a great alternative for all those looking to step up their everyday game…
A while back I was contacted by Mike Newman from Coolmaterial, to put together a look for their “Wear This” series. Inspired by a casual, yet polished aesthetic, I aimed to come up with an allround outfit, something you’d be able to sport on several occasions.
A big thanks to Mike for reaching out and be sure to check the details here.