SuitSupply F/W ´14 - collection preview
Suitsupply has just launched the the first selection of their upcoming fall and winter collection for pre-order. According to Suitsupply’s head designer Murray Coetzee, the team looked to the past for inspiration to create a collection that combines the archives of some of Italy’s finest fabric producers. Patterns in the collection range from subtle checks and bold windowpanes to classic houndstooth and are featured trough the whole range from suits, coats, shirts, ties and even in the outerwear pieces. In addition to patterns there are multiple plays by textures and fabrics that range from luxe cashmere blends all the way to hardy tweeds.
In terms of colors the collection is build on hard play with the shades of blue ranging from bold Neapolitan blues to deep navy tones with accents that run the gamut from rich shades of burnt orange to ochre, oxblood, and forest green.
All in all there are multiple pieces and combinations that attracts interest. Although the selection for pre-order as well as the preview of the collection relies heavily on the bold standout pieces there are still many simple and plain - classic pieces that are easy to adapt one’s wardrobe - even for them who are not yet hardy (or dandy) enough to go out wearing the three-piece suits featuring big plaids or “look-at-me” checks.
As I know there are many who have wait for this collection I also picked out some of my personal favorites and pieces that caught my eye.
OLIVER PEOPLES // OUR ELEMENTS AND MATERIALS
- The Process of Perfection
- Production CADs denote how and where each frame will be cut from sheets of custom-designed acetate
- Acetate sheets are cut by machine, specific to the shape of each frame
- Extracting the raw frame shape from its acetate sheet
- The manual, hand filing process carves raw angles into each prototype…
- … Followed by further shaping and refining by hand
- Acetate frame fronts and their corresponding temples
- A metal hinge is fused into acetate for integrity of strength; no adhesives or glues are ever used in Oliver Peoples products
- Using a lens pattern, the frame and lenses are matched
- Along with the most advanced machinery in the world, hand tools like calipers and files are still utilized to create our eyewear
- For a limited-edition product like the Sir Series Vintage capsule, the temple caps are hand-tooled with our signature designs