Young menswear label Baartmans & Siegel showcased their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection during menswear day at London Fashion Week last month.
Now in it’s third season, the label continues to develop the genetic coding of the brand, featuring contemporary menswear with distinctive luxury.
The collection explores performance lux with structural definition and heightened comfort, punctuated with a signature high-end aesthetic sensibility.
Featuring the label’s characteristic sharp and refined tailoring, the collection also explores a more relaxed, casual element, conveyed through draped and engineered silhouettes using patterned wool jerseys, cashmeres, soft cottons, and hand-knitted rose-stitching.
The designers, Wouter Baartmans and Amber Siegel, both LCF graduates who met whilst working for Viktor & Rolf, were inspired by the lead male protagonist Deckard, from the 1982 science-fiction film Blade Runner, interpreting key themes to create pieces that are understated, detail-rich, highly wearable and with a sense of protection.
Oversized parkas are trimmed and finished with emerald Arctic fox or natural walnut mink whilst short bouclé bomber jackets and masculine opera coats are trimmed with anthracite Swakara collars.
Once again, fabric is key for AW11 with the collection employing a variety of silks, wools, linens and mohairs, in colours that are sympathetic to veiled cinematic references of mercurial cityscapes in soft pistachio green, inky cloud prints, creams, graphite greys and burnt copper rust.
The collection will be available to order via the new private order e-commerce section of www.baartmansandsiegel.com later this year.
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