Jun 22, 2015

Dispatches from Pitti Uomo: Camoshita by United Arrows Spring 2016

Beyond Fabric gives us a sneak peak at Yasuto Kamoshita's spring 2016 collection for United Arrows at Pitti Uomo 88.

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Camoshita SS16 Pitti Preview

If the sheer elegance and charismatic personal style of Mr. Yasuto Kamoshita wasn’t enough to set him as one of the most brilliant minds in menswear, a small glimpse into any of his collections is more than enough to prove that statement right. One of my mandatory visits during Pitti Uomo, the unique stand houses some of the most impressive garments on display during the fair. Portraying an unparalleled mix of influences ranging from Japanese sophistication, to Italian tailoring and Ivy League elements, each collection is a superb presentation of contemporary elegance.

The SS16 collection brings once again an outstanding color palette, incorporating a vast array of earthy tones with emphasis on different hues of brown, ocre and pink, which pair brilliantly with more traditional, cooler shades such as navy, light blue or grey. The use of color is, in my opinion, one of the key differentiating aspects of Camoshita, which often resorts to combinations and shades often ignored by most. The two mannequins on display (first picture) are a perfect example: the tobacco suit jacket paired with a striped polo shirt and the plaid belted mac with shirt and vest, portray an unusual yet jaw dropping keenness of color matching. Patterns also play an important role, alternating from subtle micro stripes, to larger variations of paisley, fair isle and ethnic motifs, perfectly balanced to bring just the right amount of wanted irreverence onto each look. Finally, the silhouette is kept classic and timeless, without following ephemeral trends which alternate between opposite ends of the fitting spectrum. The presence of Mr. Hirofume Kurino just made the whole experience that much memorable.

Ph: Beyond Fabric

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tagged pitti uomo, fashion week, spring 2016, details