Saturday, 9 July 2011

The Raging Englishman

One of my designers to watch is New York based gentleman William Watson. Marrying the suited look with something dark and delicious, this lookbook has innovation engraved all over it. The suits are sinister and twisted, with sharp jagged detail in the collars that look like dagger weapons, and blood red jackets that spike out puzzle shapes and shoulder detail. The victorian style ties take a life of their own, juxtaposing perfectly with the corseted and restrained vibe that comes from the taped up face. There's an infectious intensity about the restrain from the clothes, as if the model is bubbling with rage that Jekyll and Hyde would relate to. Without doubt a name to watch, check out more of the collection at http://www.williamwatsonnyc.com/


And in my own current style stakes, I've deflated my quilted farmer jacket in favour of a puffa jacket twist. The recent Versace campaign introduces leather quilting which has a sticky sweet appearance to it, and my Dexter Wong jacket offers something different too. Maybe it's a bit 'East 17', but I love the puffa jacket pop.

















16 comments:

  1. dig his style - the languid bow, the masked face peeking.

    love your line "Marrying the suited look with something dark and delicious."

    well done sir

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  2. Great editorial! Totally love your leather jacket. And your shoes! You look amazing.

    Xx
    Kristel
    en la moda

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  3. Awesome outfit as always, and thanks for introduing us to this designer! x

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  4. He! thanks for your comment
    great blog

    kisses
    AzaharaJS

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  5. I love his use of different fabrics & textures. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog xoxo
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  6. thank you for your comment !
    you look awesome !

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  7. wow, love how beautifull you wrote about his collection - you have skills my man!
    and the collection really is gorgeous, the mixture of textures and limited palette are, well, gorgeous!

    you look great too, loving your shirt!

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  8. amazing post!
    Love your outfit!

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  9. That collection looks uber dark, and reminds me a bit of S&M gear, awesome!

    You look fab, love the shirt and boots. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  10. You look good! the golden shoes are to amazing(:

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  11. Love this collection! It looks very nice!

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  12. Definitely one to look out for! I love the textural quality!

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  13. thanks so much everyone. make sure you check out his website for more amazing eery lookbook shots! x

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  14. i love the outfit here. that floral shirt is sooooooo nice!

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