Palmiers du Mal Evokes a Jet Set

February 7, 2016 - fall Denim


Palmiers du Mal
Palmiers du Mal

Photo: Courtesy of Palmiers du Mal

To open their entrance runway uncover yesterday during New York Fashion Week: Men’s, Brandon Capps and Shane Fonner of Palmiers du Mal chose an instrumental lane by a Cameroonian vibraphonist Manu Dibango. The peaceful tune set a collection’s worldly tone, underscoring a year-old label’s peripatetic suggestion and travel-focused proceed to fashion. Despite their New York base, a designers—who have worked for Billy Reid, Maison Kitsuné, and Saturdays Surf NYC—are decidedly general in their influences, borrowing openly from around a globe.


Palmiers du Mal
Palmiers du Mal

Photo: Courtesy of Palmiers du Mal

Their habit shares this fluidity, both since it looks equally good on masculine and womanlike models and since a pieces, yet evidently for Fall, could—barring some cashmere jackets and nap trousers—bridge a seasons, reflecting a approach that some-more and some-more people now dress. The collection evinced a jet-set vibe, with Fonner citing Rio de Janeiro, Miami, and Marrakech (where he is to be married this spring) as inspirations. Bolder pieces, like a French work cloak with exemplary Asian imagery and a dress in a beautiful African print, were offset by strong, understated habit staples. Of sold interest: a beautiful enzyme-washed denim margin coupler that removed P. T. Anderson’s Inherent Vice—or, if it weren’t so faultlessly minute and meticulously faded, could have come off a behind of a late-’60s trekker creation his approach overland along a good Hippie Trail.


Palmiers du Mal
Palmiers du Mal

Photo: Courtesy of Palmiers du Mal

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