For my final post of 2014, I want to bring the limelight onto a brand that's recently scattered all over my Twitter feed; BIASKI.
Biaski was founded by two fashion designers back in 2012, making it a rather new brand on the fashion scene. Their market is 18-34 men, with much of their designs focusing on youthful niches imbued with timeless theology; all made with luxury and technical fabrics.
The Spring / Summer season is often characterised by the motifs of florals, pastel and floaty tailoring, BIASKI takes a radically unconventional approach to the lighter months, being comparatively heavier. Ever since watching 'Rebel Without a Cause', I've become obsessed with the bockety normcore style of James Dean - the archetypal guy of 50s youth disillusionment - with BIASKI's collection clearly evoking and cycling on the biker's spirit of rebellion. You could easily imagine James Dean donning any of the pieces here, all of which are just the essence of coolness.
Standing at the forefront of the collection is an inky, jet-black leather sleeved motorcycle jacket. The traditional architecture of the jacket is deconstructed and re-imagined for a more contemporary flow. I love the jacket, modeled by Alex King, the slim tailoring mixed with a palette of shadowy colours. Particularity, the metallic twang of the jacket's sapphire lining sparks a pummel of colour. Helping in breaking down the sombre enigma that is the the biker,
The collection is engineered into two fragments; a technical leather construct, and also simple modern tailoring. Minimal satorial aesthetics are emended, and I love the way in which the quintessential shirt is taken and shaken with biker edginess. A leather panel stands out, with the by-standing black-sleeved shirt adding a monochromatic blur to the leisurely structured look of the garments. Horizontal lines are a prime pattern, leading smoothly into the slimming trouser and jeans, producing a droopingly geometric silhouette.
James Dean was good looking, and I mean, good looking. He would've rocked these outfits. Dean's jawline was nearly as cutting as the lines of BIASKI's SS15 collection, and the pieces' fusion of gentlemanly charms and dare-devil brutality really captures James Dean's ethos. Cotton, wools and leather are technically chosen to form a range of clothing that anyone could clamber in. By reworking the classic biker, it creates a rugged and masculine appeal that only James Dean could rival.
What did you all think of the collection?