One of my absolute menswear brands, Soulland showed their Fall 2011 collection during Paris Men’s Fashion Week to rave reviews. Inspired by the American Civil War, the collection boasted amazing outer wearpieces, fantastic suit separates and great footwear.
Here’s designer Silas Adler about the collection:
“For the autumn/winter 2011 collection we studied the uniforms of the soldiers who fought the civil war and the flags they served under. We were particularly inspired by the portraits of the time and the sense of honor in the soldiers that comes across in the portraits”.
“For the collection we also studied the details of the soldiers’ pockets and collars, and without making uniforms we worked to convert the details into modern menswear. There were many different levels of status in the troops and their clothing showed where in society they belonged. We especially looked at the hobo soldiers, their layering has served as a great inspiration throughout the development of the collection”.
Special thanks to Lisa and all the great people at Soulland!