Was browsing through Jak & Jil Blog and discovered this Canadian label complexgeometries. So then I decided to contact them as I really love the collections and wish to present them in the blog, which is here! And here they are, I present you, the Spring Summer 2010 from complexgeometries.
The Spring Summer 2010 collection from complexgeometries is inspired by the idea of “perpetual leisure”. Without attempting to find a definitive answer, the question is posed “could there be a future where leisure is eternal?” Notably, the shapes are loose and easy, evoking images of the leisure cultures of history. Beach pajamas, retirement communities and clinical attire all inspire the simple, versatile shapes that make up the collection. Additionally, certain styles were conceived as though they were to be made entirely automatically, in a future where all people are perpetually at leisure and machines do all the work. The fabrics are comfortable – cotton t-shirts, linen jeans and silk jumpsuits. Interestingly, there are also metallic finishes contrast casual unisex shapes and sheer fabrics play with light and encourage layering.
This collection also provides an introduction to the “/” series of collaborations:
- complexgeometries/harakiri, a jewelry line comprised mostly of sterling silver, alone or mixed with elements of leather, quartz and onyx. Made in collaboration with the artisan jewelery line Harakiri, the movement and simplicity of the pieces reflect the essence of the complexgeometries collection.
- complexgeometries/Osei-Duro, a multi-functional style designed collaboratively with Osei-Duro. This duo of designers works with women’s work co-ops in Ghana, aiming create a self sufficient and sustainable future for the women involved by helping to develop their skills and businesses. Made from traditional local textiles, the resulting ‘UltraJacket’, is a versatile article that can be worn as a jacket, dress or even shorts.
While the look of complexgeometries is distinctive, every aesthetic choice is just as much a conceptual one. Often using standard streetwear as a starting point, the designs examine clothing as a consumer product and as a method of communication, implicating the garments themselves in the everyday lives that inspire them. By gently reshaping standard items of the contemporary wardrobe and questioning the social roles and emotional comfort provided by clothes, complexgeometries has developed a dedicated following around the globe.
The Man Behind complexgeometries
Designer Clayton Evans grew up in a small town in northern Canada. It was during his studies at the Alberta College of Art and Design that he realized his true creative passion was clothing rather than traditional fine arts. Completely self-taught in fashion design but using the technical skills and critical thought processes he learned at school, Evans began creating complexgeometries in 2006.
complexgeometries is sold in select stores around the globe such as Barneys New York, Browns London and Reborn Montreal. For more information kindly contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.complexgeometries.com
Credits for the photos:
Photography & Production: Tommy Ton @ Jak & Jil Blog
Models: Dustin Z @ Giovanni Models and Alex Marshall @ Sutherland Models
Hair and Makeup: Designer’s friend
P/S: Special thanks to Adam DeKeyser for liaising with me in order to make this post on complexgeometries possible and accessible to all my dearest readers.