Norwegian Rain + T-Michael AW14 Pitti Preview
It’s only fitting that the first entry on the upcoming series of collection previews, features one of the most impressive shown at the venue: Norwegian Rain. This time around the Bergen-based label showcased its outstanding creations alongside those of bespoke tailor T-Michael, one half of NR. Simply put, not only are these guys some of the nicest and most stylish individuals around, they’re also delivering one of the most unique concepts in the current menswear scene.
Within the superb ambience created for visitors, one could find exclusive installations and items evoking their universe of collaborations, as well as the core outerwear pieces from the upcoming line. Along with new colorways, fabrics and textures on trademark pieces, the biggest reveal were the new models on the “Arctic Line” which features shearling collars and linings, that utterly transform the lightweight parkas into full-geared versions able to withstand up to -20ºC. Besides the obvious aesthetic element this brings to the table, it also conveys a more versatile approach to the originals, allowing several combinations that ultimately make the most of your investment.
Ph: Beyond Fabric
Bastong Handmade Waxed Cotton Jacket
Crafted Goods AW13 Lookbook
Sneak Preview - Beyond Fabric Portuguese Capes
Digging deep into its cultural heritage, Beyond Fabric presents a reinterpretation of the traditional century-old capes worn by shepherds in Southern Portugal. Maintaining all the traditional manufacturing techniques and authentic materials, such as the unique wool fabric Burel, this exclusive version delivers a unique design with more fitted silhouette.
Available in 4 colors with contrasting checked inner linings, this is truly an excepcional outerwear piece, made to withstand harsh weather conditions being both wind and waterproof.
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Norwegian Rain SS14 Pitti Preview
As expected, Alexander Helle and T-Michael’s upcoming creations are nothing short of mindblowing. In my opinion, the duo has been delivering some of the most unique pieces I’ve seen to date, so much so, that even with a scorching 40 degrees in Firenze, I wanted to try each of them on… Instead of (simply) updating or restyling traditional garments, such as trenches or macs, Norwegian Rain is redefining outerwear as we know it, creating unique models that merge some of the most advanced fabric technology with high-end design. Definitely one to keep under the radar.
Ph: Beyond Fabric @ Pitti Uomo
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Ateliers Auguste Menilmontant Backpack
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