Rising menswear stars Benjamin Vorono and Samuel Kientsch aka Braille held their first presentation here at Vauxhall Fashion Scout today after being exhibiting designers through out the week.
The collection is beautiful and exquisitely made with almost all materials being sourced in the UK. Luxurious wools form Yorkshire sit alongside shirting from the midlands and cotton from Scotland. All the fabrics used are natural materials including salmon fish skin, a by-product of the food industry, which was used to create one of the most unique and beautiful shirt collars seen at fashion week. The guys plan an accessories line using this unusual material next season.
Shirts are finished with delicate mother of pearl and horn buttons, which give everyday wearable items a subtle elegance. The most coveted item has to be the stunningly simple waxed cotton cape with wool lining. Like many of the items it has been designed for practicality but with a stylish twist.
“you should be able to have functional clothes that you can wear and still be quite elegant…we’re trying to make things that we want to wear and that guys would be attracted to.”
Wool cycling trousers paneled with the waxed cotton featured throughout the collection - perfect to wipe away any puddle splashes. The colour palette of burnt orange, turquoise and mid brown lifted the black. The collection is tactile and textural and looks set to be a huge success. We can’t wait to see what this talented young duo come back with next time.
Words: Kelly Morris
Images: Eddie Blagbrough