Vanishing Elephant Autumn/Winter 2012 collection
There are some brands who’s collection launches I eagerly await, one of those is Australian Menswear label, Vanishing Elephant. Since meeting the lads a couple of years ago I’ve taken great interest in what they’re doing and also consider them to be making some of the most interesting Menswear out there.
The Autumn/Winter 2012 collection sees them back with more excellent contemporary pieces, there’s more tailoring creeping into the range, with simple two-button suits and three button blazers present, but as usual it’s all done in Vanishing Elephants trade mark casual style.
The way it’s envisaged as being worn only serves to underline this – suits are teamed up with stripes T-shirts and Rugby jerseys creating the perfect smart/casual look for Summer. If you’d rather wear a shirt with your suit then there’s a plethora of choices here, with a varied range of solid colours and some very striking prints in the collection.
Soft cotton poplins are washed soft and come in staple colours like navy, white and charcoal. In addition the guys have also extended their range of fabrics to also include printed soft cord, and olive flannel. The solid colours continue into their cotton chinos which for this season come in navy, khaki and wine.
Jersey pieces come in a mix of sleeve lengths, in the aforementioned stripes or the excellent long sleeve piece in white with graphic print across the chest, definitely one of my favourite pieces here. The lads have been playing around with their own take on the camouflage trend for this season with it featuring on both trousers and a jacket to great effect.
The other outerwear pieces in the collection are also well worth further investigation – from the short clip jacket, to their take on the classic mountain parka, complete with suede front yoke to the more experimental piece with the yellow sleeves and checked elbow patches there’s a bit of something for everyone in the selection.
Footwear yet again sees them continuing with their well loved Cerulean desert boots but there’s also the Brass, a simple and elegant Derby and what looks to be a new Loafer creeping into the collection, along with a full hight, seven-hole boot. All of which adds up to another fine showing from this ever growing label.
If you’d like more information, to find a stockist near you, or to buy the curent collection online, go to the website here: Vanishing Elephant.