The utilitarian clean lines, unique tailoring & exaggerated proportions were the highlights that attracted me to California-based brand, R.SWIADER. I’ve been following Rafal Swiader, the designer behind the label, for about a year now and I think it’s high time to introduce him to all of you (if you haven’t heard of him already) because he’s creating great things in the world of menswear.
Originally from Poland, Swiader started in New York and after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology, he landed his first gig designing women’s wear for clients such as Angelina Jolie, Parker Posey and Tony Collette. Fast forward 10 years, Swiader launches his menswear line with a Spring 2015 collection comprised of a black and white palette with an assortment of versatile and uniform pieces for any urban lifestyle. I was instantly hooked.
R.SWIADER is the uniform of the utilitarian lifestyle. The clothes are intended to lend ease, comfort and happiness into our chaotic world. The unique tailoring is not about formality, instead the subtle details of cut, shape and form. This is a menswear collection inspired by the streets of Paris and it’s constant collision of art, people and culture. Classic lines mixed with clean graphic shapes and unexpected structure provide the perfect uniform for a citizen of the world.
To say that the R.SWIADER aesthetic is everything I want my closet to be (or currently becoming), is an understatement – so sharing this with all of you was a long time coming.
You can view or purchase this season’s collection here – and yes, THEY SHIP TO CANADA. But while you’re still here, take a look at the Fall 2015 collection which I pretty much want all of. Those tunics, smocks, draw-string kilts and layered shirting are EVERYTHING.