House of Byfield Catwalk Fashion Show Amsterdam SS16

July 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, Menswear

Designer Carmichael Byfield, who has Jamaican roots, had one goal this season: bringing us closer to each other and closer to nature. “I saw it on the catwalks in New York City last year, nature is a hot topic now in the world of fashion. Because it’s important to us as human beings, nature and life are intertwined forever. We should not escape or ignore it, but embrace it instead.” So he did, but in a rock ‘n roll way. We were sucked into a fifties western movie, played by modern day cowboys. All dressed in ‘daywear suits’ balancing on the edge of bold and sophisticated,¬†like semi-transparant bomber jackets and shirts¬†or high waisted trousers. All clothes dipped in bold colours such pink, blue, purple and green. “My collection is for men who’re not afraid of some color in their wardrobe.” He even allows the lads to show some bare skin, sleeveless jackets and unzipped jackets, without feeling like an presumptuous arrogant prick. But as we all know, a man’s world would be nothing without a woman or a girl. The ladies had 50’s retro hairstyles and red lips that would make Gwen Stefani or Paloma Faith jealous, and ladylike dresses that want to make you swing forever on tonight’s jukebox tunes. If this is a proper way to embrace our planet, we feel you Carmichael.

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