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HYPEBEAST | SMITH-WYKES SPRING SUMMER 2016

 

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"Drawing inspiration from the great Western American landscape and the dirtbag counterculture of Yosemite in the ’70s, Smith-Wykes presents a look at its beatnik designs for 2016 spring/summer. Away from mainstream civilization, the cut & sew pieces follow the narrative of a group of young nonconformist, who escape to the nature where they ensconce in freedom and all that nature has to offer. Military and re-purposed sports apparel lend themselves as cues, while the color palettes draw from that of stone, ash and clay — rubble of the Western canyon rock formations. Poplin button-down shirts are paired with waxed jackets, while the use of weave cotton twill in crafting loose-fitted pants and tees add bohemian characteristics elsewhere...."