MEN IN SILKS: Up-and-coming designer model Act N.1 is dipping its toes into males’s put on by way of an enthralling assortment of silky shirts.
Based by Galib Gassanoff and Luca Lin in 2016, the model has been a fixture of Milan girls’s trend week in current seasons, garnering good critiques and spurring curiosity amongst patrons for its gender-fluid aesthetic and dramatic use of tulle snaking over sartorial pantsuits, trenchcoats and night robes.
For his or her first gig in males’s put on, the duo was impressed by Chinese language watercolor work of landscapes, divinities and mythological creatures, in addition to classic adverts and posters, which they splashed on a single straight-cut shirt crafted from silk twill sourced in Como, Italy, a well known silk hub within the nation.
The lads’s shirts capsule making its debut for fall 2022 will drop on the model’s e-commerce website in June, retailing at 650 euros.
Throughout an appointment on the firm’s headquarters in southern Milan, the inventive duo defined that males’s put on has been on their agenda since observing that extra male clients had been tapping into their concoctions, typically the bolder ones.
Having launched their e-commerce in 2020, the designers have gathered extra insights on their clients’ preferences. To this finish, the capsule represents a pilot in anticipation of a broader males’s put on assortment to be unveiled at a later stage.
The designers are nonetheless jump-starting the style home and slowly however steadily constructing a status by forging ties with key worldwide retailers.
The model is offered by way of worldwide stockists together with Selfridges in London, Harvey Nichols in Hong Kong, in addition to Sita 1910, Ant/Dote and Forty 5 Ten within the U.S. Asia represents a robust market with greater than 20 retailers in Mainland China.