Firm Revisits Fabric Archive For SS15
Suitsupply has gone back in time for spring/summer 2015, producing a collection inspired by its Italian suppliers’ fabric archives.
Reviving classic materials from as far back as the 19th century, the Dutch firm’s design team has updated and reinterpreted different textures into its signature soft tailoring.
The label collaborated with several weavers from its Biella-based suppliers to achieve the collection’s authentic vintage look, adding colour, prints, checks and patterns.
Materials used include linens, summer cashmere, kid mohair, seersucker and cottons.
Along with an accompanying lookbook, Suitsupply is offering fans a sneak peak at the internal workings of the menswear brand, with a short film showcasing the production processes.
Founded in Amsterdam in 2000 by Fokke De Jong, Suitsupply has grown in popularity and size, and is renowned for its unusual retail locations.
“We are hardly ever between all the other fashion brands,” said De Jong in a statement.
“We convert interesting big spaces like an old church, a penthouse office, or a big Soho loft into a comfortable and relaxed environment for our costumer.”
“In that matter we are like our customers. We are there for people who want to create their own space – not just to fit in, but to find their own fit,” he added.
Suitsupply has over 45 stores in 11 countries, including on London’s Lime Street, Vigo Street, and in Westfield White City.
The spring/summer 2015 collection will be available online and in stores from next year. Prices are set to mirror the current collection, with suits starting at £259.