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Wings+Horns FW2010

Discussion in 'Styleforum Frontpage' started by LA Guy, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Wings+Horns by Fok, Photographs by Albert Thomas [​IMG] Brian from Brigade (www.shopbrigade.com) had a posse with him when we arrived at the Ace Hotel, which was apparently Men’s Market central this year. (We’d opted to stay at the much more downtown, and much less amenity ridden Off Soho Suites.) “Try some of the pastries, they are delicious” one of the posse enthused while I was there. They were delicious, and I tried several. However, Rob Lo, who has been representing Wings+Horns, as well as several other Canadian brands, in addition to running his store, Roden Gray, in Vancouver’s Gastown district, had no hand in making them, so apparently fine baking is not in his repertoire. Nor had he brought the entire collection. [​IMG] Wings+Horns rep and Roden Gray owner, Rob Lo, performs Tai Chi [​IMG] Brigade owner Brian O'Neill and Rob Lo consult “I’ve only got 70% of the collection here” was Rob Lo’s introduction for the FW2010 line. Unfortunately, because the samples weren’t all done, we didn’t get to see the FW2010 outerwear. Fortunately, we did get to see a lot of new knitwear. There are some very soft, flat-stitched cashmere jersey sweaters that will retail for under $300, and which I will certainly own. There is also a new material called the “maestro”, which is a textured fleece with subtle color streaking and a dry, nubby hand, which I expect will replace the tiger fleece. As well as hoodies, the maestro fleece and a middleweight wool fleece with a dry hand were both used to make shawl collar cardigans and pullovers. These pieces were also available in a heavy thermal material. In the thermal pieces, two types of heavy thermal material provided textural contrast. The cowichans which have become popular in the past few Fall/Winter seasons are also strongly represented, as cardigans and as vests. As usual, the FW season was composed of navies, heather greys, and charcoals, with “natural” thrown in for FW2010. [​IMG] The cashmere sweater that I must have When I first ran into Wings+Horns in about 2005, the brand was mostly fleece and jersey pieces. Head designer Brian Mendoza, who joined the brand in 2007, has been adding new materials as he continues to flesh out the line. Since the line is Craig Atkinson’s baby, and the parent company, CYC, is primarily a manufacturer, it makes sense that the fabrics and solid construction are the cornerstones of the collections. [​IMG] Pete inspects the shawl collar in the new Maestro fabric [​IMG] A selection from the new FW09 Wings+Horns collection [​IMG] The Brigade boys try on the wool fleece cardigan As has been the case for several Fall-Winter seasons now, the collections have been improving incrementally. The details are more refined, and collection more complete. I wore my Wings+Horns chambray vest to the visit, and was complimented on it. A week or so earlier, my wife had remarked that I “look(ed) very Pac Northwest, but a lot cooler.” Wings+Horns often cites “Canadiana” as its inspiration, but it is definitely a Vancouver based line. For anyone unfamiliar with Vancouver, its style would be the opposite of "fussy", but also without the American predilection for sacrificing all vestiges of style in favor of comfort. For example, Canadians, by and large, do not wear running shoes with pleated khaki shorts while on vacation. [​IMG] Me and my vest [​IMG] Vancouver Canadiana layering on display Before Christmas, I talked to Jenny Chung of Acrimony in San Francisco, and she reported that Wings+Horns was a strong seller for them, that it essentially sold itself. The interesting materials and sturdy construction and collection based around very obviously masculine, very unfussy, separates makes it appealing to even the most fashion adverse man. [​IMG] Essentials on display Wings+Horns is available at Brigade (www.clothingbrigade.com), Roden Gray (www.rodengray.com), Context Clothing (www.contextclothing.com), Detour (www.shopdetour.com), Fourhorsemen (http://www.fourhorsemen.ca/blog/) and Farinelli's (www.shopfarinellis.com), and other specialty boutiques.
     


  2. whodini

    whodini Conan OOOOOOO"BRIEN!

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    I know a lot of people here are big fans of W+H outerwear. Fear not, there will be an update in a few weeks from Capsule Vegas to satisfy your future bank account-draining needs.
     


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    I am so glad W+H is not about Tiger Fleece hoodies anymore. Those had really turned me off the brand.
     


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    I would eat a little bunny for that chambray vest, I think Fok, is wearing
     


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    I would eat a little bunny for that chambray vest, I think Fok, is wearing
    You are going to be eating a lot of bunnies for fashion! The blue/grey(?) knit over the flannel looks great. Cant wait for more pictures. Any pictures of new pants/shorts?
     


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    I am so glad W+H is not about Tiger Fleece hoodies anymore. Those had really turned me off the brand.

    +1
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Cashmere shirt looks really nice, is there a fit pic somewhere? BTW I didn't drop by capsule while in Paris (went to showrooms, runway shows and Tranoï) so I'm really interested in what you guys have to post.
     


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    Cashmere shirt looks really nice, is there a fit pic somewhere? BTW I didn't drop by capsule while in Paris (went to showrooms, runway shows and Tranoï) so I'm really interested in what you guys have to post.

    Thanks. We look forward to delivering some more content that you'll enjoy reading.
     


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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Thanks. We look forward to delivering some more content that you'll enjoy reading.

    I'm quietly getting into SNS so the post on that was nice...
     


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    I wish they would take some more chances. I like the brand, but it's always felt rather uninspired to me.
     


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    I wish they would take some more chances. I like the brand, but it's always felt rather uninspired to me.

    Have you seen the 'Research' collection? That's more out there.
     


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    I am so glad W+H is not about Tiger Fleece hoodies anymore. Those had really turned me off the brand.
    Hmm, the tiger fleeces are probably the only W+H things I would buy personally, at least go out of my way to own. Nice writeup LA Guy.
     


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    a bit off topic, but can anyone give me the email of customer service? 4 of my buttons on my button up i got this season have BROKEN in half, in the wash. Really, they shouldn't be that cheap.
     


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    W+H has really grown on me lately, probably because 75% percent of my wardrobe consists of greys, blues, blacks, etc.

    Good write up. I am looking forward to this year's collection. Looks promising so far.

    I really want the chambray vest from this year. Need to find one cheap.
     


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    Awesome write u Fok. Thanks, gives me some time to save b/c when FW2010 rolls around I'm going to be dirt poor after.
     


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