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Norwegian Rain AW13 Preview
When you live in Europe’s rainiest city, Bergen, Norway, chances are you grow tired of hiding your carefully put together attire under boring windbreakers or parkas. If you’re lucky enough to have a unique sense of style and aesthetical sensibility, such as creative director Alexander Helle, you might want to take matters into your own hands. This is the underlying premise behind Norwegian Rain.
Defined as a “sartorial take on extreme outerwear”, Norwegian Rain aims to deliver uniquely designed garments inspired by Japanese sensibility, while assuring the ultimate weather protection. This eclectic mix of styles and universes results in an outstanding collection of highly technical trenchcoats, capes and parkas you’ll actually want to throw on top of your other pieces.
Even if rain isn’t as much of an issue where you live as it is in Bergen, these items are definitely worth taking a closer look…
Meltin’ Pot AW13 Preview, Firenze
Although during Pitti all the attentions are mainly focused on the Fortezza itself, the truth is Firenze becomes stage for numerous parties, cocktails, showrooms and previews. After the fair closes its doors, there’s still a lot of activity going on scattered throughout the city center that’s worth taking a closer look: that was just the case with the Meltin’ Pot showroom…
Set in a unique “Wild Wild West meets underground punk gothic” scenario, Meltin’ Pot presented its AW13 collection resorting to a healthy dose of revivalism, through creative director Leopoldo Durante’s re-editions of some of the most renowned models. Inspired by over 19 years of historical archives, the result is a mind blowing array of options focused on details, fit and versatility - fully reversible two colorway versions, pipe stitching, special washes and finishings, unique fabrics, the works. See the wooly pants on the bottom pic? They’re actually made from heavily brushed denim giving it that soft texture and feel: brilliant…
To top it off (pun intended), beautiful earthy toned knits with plays on texture and a selection of jackets ranging from fitted wool peacoats to lightweight waterproof technical parkas.
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