I was very excited to attend another presentation for BESPOKEN, as I attended one last September. BESPOKEN took part in the 2014 NY Menswear Day for NYFW, which was presented/hosted by Agentry PR & Cadillac. There was a lot to look at on this day and BESPOKEN certainly didn’t disappoint!
The underlying basis or inspiration for this 2014 collection is “Downtown NY meets the London East End.” Think — late nights, dark alleys, banging on drums, cigarette butts, wheatpasted subways, wandering artists. The title of the collection is “Tailored Vandal.” It’s all a great take on menswear. And menswear for BESPOKEN is crafted from the finest materials & to the highest specifications.
The color palette for this collection is certainly fitting to the dark nightlife inspirations of NY & London. There is a good deal of black & grey, but in various shades and set upon different textiles and fabrics. A few other hues make some appearances though — burgundy/deeper red, navy blue, & hunter/olive green. The colors and hues really do remind me of what I think of with the various inspirations — concrete streets, dark night skies, and more.
Versatility in a collection is of utmost important and it certainly comes about when there are lots of separates and also a great mix textiles and fabrics. With BESPOKEN, there are suits, outerwear, and casual pieces. The suit might be a bit more traditional in a solid grey, or a bit more daring in a grey plaid. The outerwear varies from trenches to leather pieces to even hoodies. To add more to the mix of separates, there are some great knit sweaters and collared shirts.
BESPOKEN has done an outstanding job for this collection, aka “Tailored Vandal.” Here are just a few of the looks which caught my eye!
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