Band of Outsiders makes it look so easy – and so comfortable – that it might almost be anti-fashion. And for their Fall 2012 presentation it was nice to see some men thrown into the mix, in a collection that was a balance of rugged sensuality and chic modernity for both sexes.
Think of what The Olsen Twins would wear if they starred in a Western today.
The looks played on the Spaghetti Western genre, but for those who are not particularly familiar with this 1960s film movement, think of what the Olsen twins would wear if they starred in a Western today. Okay, not really… but kind of?
Band of Outsiders rarely works as a ‘matchy-matchy’ collection. Instead it creates a group of garments which it styles into a look. Separates is the name of the game here.
This collection’s seemingly rugged look, is first and foremost a look, and as much part of a style as it is about market appeal. The pieces are straight to the point, carry enough novelty to please, and are developed to be easy to wear.
Of course the Western element is visible, but it is really more of a gimmick at this point. From suits to jackets to gowns, everything is present. On the fur front, shearling definitely rules the line-up, especially for the menswear; with the womenswear, Lapin and fox equally make their mark.
Band of Outsiders is obviously transitioning and morphing into a new label with a distinct image and an easy audience.
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