Warola Fashion + [Men's Fashion]

LAB Homme Spring/Summer 2016 Collection “Liberté”

Inspired by modern nomads exploring the idea of self discovery and the world around, done with signature LAB minimal approach, the narrative takes from the idea of worship, one’s higher power. For this range it was Tibet with cross reference to a young Henry the VIII.

Organic design lines formed the basic silhouettes, always with an element of control; the Phurpa Jacket in striped cotton has a voluminous lapel paired with an updated slim line Marlon pant with tone on tone piping reminiscent in shape to the Phurpa jewelry traditionally worn to ward off evil.

The strong use of whites and neutral tones helped to evoke purity and cleansing of the mind and spirit. For the finishes on the garment, we purposely left an organic almost Artisan feel where the traditional techniques were used like appliqués and raw edge seams to bring out the handmade aesthetic.

Natural fibers were widely used in the collection, ranging from signature superfine cottons, sateen cottons, silks, merino wools, linen cottons through to technical fabrics like stretch vinyl leggings and high quality poly trimmed with merino wool, adding an element of lightness.

The royalty played using military inspired detailing where LAB jewelry was styled on all the pants to evoke a gently Royal feel as in the days of King Henry VIII.

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