Yet another homage to the summer days is the Spring/Summer 2015 collection surfer, model, poet, and quite new designer Thaddeus O’Neil. The place exuded with a laid back manner that was very welcoming and relaxing. Ranging from the vintage cars parked out front to the guest list that included the big names in the industry.
Everything was well played and the cozy ambiance did nothing to miss the summer days any less. I adored how Thaddeus present his collection and the set was perfectly laid out for his Spring/Summer 2015 Collection.
Held at 91 Horatio Street in New York’s Meatpacking District last September 4th, the presentation gave us a summer nostalgia so strong we could smell the waves and figuratively feel the shore nearby. I love how they put attention to the details and I couldn’t get any more satisfied with its presentation. Thaddeus O’Neil is a rebel when it comes to his designs and his Spring/Summer 2015 collection isn’t an exception. Entitled “Children of the Sun” spring Summer 2015 the collection paid tribute to the iconic surfer in Thaddeus’ point of view. His love for prose and philosophy were beautifully translated to his designs, the result was very vividly stunning.
Styled by David Vandewal, his collection has a romantically whimsical vibe that is hard to miss. His collection was presented to the tune of Rimbaud mash-up poem over an oceanic soundscape. The presentation was followed by a series of “happenings” showcasing David Vandewal’s 20 looks.
The collection featured bold prints which are inspired by the play of the reflection of the light on water. The knitted ensembles were made of linen, silk, cotton and cashmere whereas the separates are from indigo herringbone.
If you are doubtful to Thaddeus penchant to surfing and prose, his collection was actually inspired from the Lido to Death in Venice to a beach party in La Jolla, or Kamakura. He quotes in his press release that his collection is “a real surf-a-rama vibe meets Beethoven opera meets Léger’s Ballet Mécanique with just that touch of erotic melancholy around the edges.” The bohemian vibe is far too strong, inviting us to take a plunge of this uber-chic and comfy wear. Ranging from a loose pointelle knit tank, V neck collared lilac sweater with green trim to a pair of silk pink or gray trousers, you would really wish to see your man sporting any ensemble from the collection.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the Thaddeus’ collection is the fact that his luxurious knitted ensembles and silky pair of trousers are actually unisex. I was already eyeing to the lilac-colored knitwear.
His collection is just so relaxed it reminds me of a life near the beach with a good book in hand. However, while laid back, the collection also entices us to give surfing a try with his coolest ensembles. I was more than happy to have been invited to this cool presentation, perhaps, I could be one of the Children of the Sun if I try one or two of his ensembles. What can you say?