A couple of things before I start. Fully took a double take on the location of this look book because honestly, it looks like my mom’s backyard (or how my friends growing up put it, the junk yard) in the ‘hood of Corso Italia. How Latino third world of me. Second, nothing makes me happier than profiling such amazing Canadian talent in all aspects of this look book. From designer straight through to photography.
On my radar as of late has been Andrew Coimbra, whom I’ve run in the same circles for a few years, one through friends others through the industry but it was his introduction as a (damn good) menswear designer that perked my ears up. Beginning his career by studying Material Art & Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design University then moving onto The School of Fashion Studies at George Brown College, AC gathered the necessary basics to becoming a designer. Experience came when he worked with established Canadian brands, Pink Tartan and Philip Sparks followed up with an internship in New York with Proenza Schouler, yes, Proenza Schouler. The best part? All this has happened within the last two years — is it not obvious AC has the talent when he’s already producing this kind of a collection?!
Playing with a variety of textures, prints and varying volumes & proportions, the Fall 2015 collection sees the influences of topographical mapping imagery, utilitarian & urban aesthetics matched meticulously with tailored craftsmanship and detailing. Throw in a bad ass attitude and you have a perfect wardrobe for any urban dweller.