Coltesse SS13 Collection

French brand Coltesse has just unveiled a new campaign that coincides with their SS13 debut collection of men’s shirts. Doing away with the classic and timeless status of the shirt, Coltesse stirs up a whole new perspective on an iconic item. We’re talking deconstruction and malleability. Shirts are given origami treatments, as well as being pressed, pulled and twisted in ways which could make perfectionists go slightly light-headed.

Shot by Mathieu Missiaen in collaboration with Parisian collective Le Creative Sweatshop, the lookbook emphasises details, shapes and Japanese fabrics. Shirts are thrown on backwards, tied and draped. Two shirts are even fused down the middle to form a single unique piece, which is half crisp white and half denim blue. This is a brand that epitomises aesthetic experimentation and a point blank refusal to conform.

Since its inception in 2006, Coltesse has put freedom of expression and reinvention on a pedestal. Far from a facet of mindless experimentation, the brand places a huge emphasis on technical research. All the small things are considered: from how to get the best possible print on the most suitable material to the conception and cut of the garment.

Collaborations between graphic designers, artists and creators are part of Coltesse’s founding philosophy and their creators are no strangers to Parisian artisanal and sartorial tradition. Hailing bonds between garment artists and consumers on the other side of the world, the brand regards its output as a remarkable journey. On their website, Coltesse announces it “is expanding its horizons, with a promising new silhouette in the near future.”

For more information head over to coltesse.com.

Coltesse SS13 Lookbook

Coltesse SS13 Collection

Coltesse SS13 Collection

Coltesse SS13 Collection

Coltesse SS13 Collection

Coltesse SS13 Collection

Coltesse SS13 Collection

Coltesse SS13 Collection

Coltesse SS13 Collection