Resort Concepts...

Inspired by the vibrant colors and graphic, clean compositions in the paintings of Alex Katz....and dreams of long hot lazy summer days to a soundtrack of Paul Weller's The Style Council! A palette of warm brights, grounded with deep forest green, natural vachetta, white and an acid note to pop! And some vintage inspired materials for print bases such as light weight terry cloth, sub silk linen mixed with the moderns of neoprene, rubberized matt leather finishes and rich vachetta which naturally ambers with age.......

Black Hat 2 2010  

Black Hat 2 2010

 

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Kats People Paintings...long hot summer passing by...

Miscellaneous Floral paintings by Alex Katz.

Miscellaneous Floral paintings by Alex Katz.

Materials Inspired by Katz Paintings....toweling, mesh, neoprene, croc, pompoms, wood veneer, metallic specchio, slubbed silk linen, suede, nappa, calf, rubberized finish textiles and leathers.

Materials Inspired by Katz Paintings....toweling, mesh, neoprene, croc, pompoms, wood veneer, metallic specchio, slubbed silk linen, suede, nappa, calf, rubberized finish textiles and leathers.

Color palette inspired by Katz work - warm brights with white, blues and greens from foliage and watery tones, contrasted with bright shiny metallic gold specchio.

Color palette inspired by Katz work - warm brights with white, blues and greens from foliage and watery tones, contrasted with bright shiny metallic gold specchio.

Some initial Slipper Mule Espadrilles utilizing the materials and color palette...easy throw on's in the key Gents Slipper trend silhouette - playing on it's natural novelty material carrying abilities, seen more traditionally on closed versions on leather outsoles. This makes a perfect casual Summer counterpart to cut-off's or languid dresses paired with a refreshing cocktail !

Some initial Slipper Mule Espadrilles utilizing the materials and color palette...easy throw on's in the key Gents Slipper trend silhouette - playing on it's natural novelty material carrying abilities, seen more traditionally on closed versions on leather outsoles. This makes a perfect casual Summer counterpart to cut-off's or languid dresses paired with a refreshing cocktail !