Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Leitmotiv Spring/Summer 2011

When it comes to combining art and fashion, design duo Fabio Sasso and Juan Caro really know their stuff. Having met in Bologna where they both studied art (while Sasso also dabbled in private tailoring classes); the realisation that they shared many interests brought them together to create Leitmotiv.

Their visually stimulating designs have lead them to receive numerous accolades including being admitted to the Fashion Incubator Project launched by the National Chamber for Italian Fashion, and more recently, the designers were chosen as finalists of the “Who’s On Next?” award dedicated to menswear.

For their Spring/Summer 2011 menswear collection, Leitmotiv have focused on the humble white shirt and reworked it using their trademark Dada-inspired style. Here, we see bold panels of surreal imagery featuring on many of the shirts; while playful prints are scattered across others. With a visible clash between the masculine and the feminine, the technical and the handmade and the real and imaginary; the line is a cool collection of conflict, which works surprisingly well:

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