Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tim Hamilton Fall Collection

These are all the pictures from Tim Hamilton's Fall collection. I included below a brief summary of the collection, I did not write the summary, it was included in the email by Tim. Most likely he included it because people got too lazy or off track of the actual inspiration of the designer. The images are for a pre-shoot for Bergdorf Goodman. If you go to check this out when it comes to Bergdorf, I'd check out the Alexander Olch ties as well.
Fall Summary:

If you're going to take inspiration from a ballet dancer, you might as well
pick the one whose radical approach helped start the notorious riot at the
Paris premiere of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring: Vaslav Nijinsky. Think of
this collection, then, as The Rite of Fall—and the pieces would have looked
just at home in the audience as on the stage during that fateful night.
Fortunately for us, the violence stays in the clothes—primarily in the sharp
contradiction between the lush fabrics and subdued sportswear. Think of a
leather coat lined in Mongolian lamb, cardigans trimmed with fur, or a blue
leather jacket whose abundance of belts and buckles might just have a subtle
hint of S&M. Speaking of domination, dark moods abound—the color palette is
rich with deep burgundies and lush aubergines, a sober set for a collection
that's anything but. A more playful side emerges in the most direct nods to
ballet—vibrant, striped leggings, and even sweats.
And just as those early 20th-century Parisian rioters were squabbling in
their eveningwear, this collection brings an active sensibility to formal
clothes. (Or is it an elegant sensibility to sportswear? Both?) For the
first time, Hamilton has added hand-tailored suiting. It comes in a variety
of proportions and cuts—single-breasted or double, notched lapels or peaked,
slim-fitting or wide-legged pants. But it never feels inconsistent or
slapdash—this is the unified vision of a highly personal collection, and one
that (like its inspiration) represents a restlessness with the past, an
energy and even optimism about the possibility of menswear. "I don't want to
do the same thing every season," the designer says. "Call me crazy." This
collection is anything but.

Suit details:
- Hand tailored
-One button notch slim Lapel with one vent
-Two button peaked Lapel with a double vent
-Elastic cuffed pants, also featured in the Spring 2009 Lanvin collection, I'd keep an eye out for this.

All Hand Tailored
One button notch slim lapel single vent
Two button peaked lapel double vent
Elastic cuff pants

Suit Details:
All Hand Tailored
Rope Shoulders
Hand sewn button holes
Fully horse hair canvases
Lined Crinkled Silk
Hand send metal thread label
Hand sewn bar tacks
Patch pockets,
Pants pleated and non pleat

Cashmere, Camel Hair, Cotton Memory velvet, Wool Nylon twills, Brocade,
Shiny Lnyx herringbone, and Black perforated wool

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