THE NOMADIC GENTLEMAN
Artist turned designer, Greg Lauren, has been reinterpreting his art into wearable forms of fashion via dissecting classic fabrics and silhouettes and patching them back together in his signature ripped and reworked style since he founded his eponymous label in 2011.
The designer’s work revolves around the themes of an artist, soldier as well as a nomad; the latter, a theme we will be exploring through our editorial— The Nomadic Gentleman.
8 years on, we see Lauren’s deconstructive garment reworking techniques in its full glory through his Autumn Winter 2019 collection. Key pieces from the collection highlights one similarity: the inclusion of appliqué embroidery into its 2 main satin outerwears; emphasizing on the brand’s unique, one-of-a-kind, handmade quality. The back embroidery on one of its main pieces reiterates one of Lauren’s themes— the Artist, immaculately embroidered on the Velvet Trucker Kimono Jacket as seen below—
The juxtaposition of luxurious, smooth buttery leather against repurposed, washed denim are evident throughout his series of outerwear in the collection. By merging the two fabrics of contrasting colours and textures, Lauren effectively achieves his desired 50-50 outcome: think hybrid forms of cotton hooded sweatshirt top fused seamlessly, offset by panels of distressed leather bottom, sleeves with zipper details complete with a strapped waist leather belt.
Pieces range from shirts made from choice chambray material reworked with denim patchwork construction, as well as a good mix of lush green plaid with denim, made thoughtfully with functional pockets— both of which finished off with Lauren’s signature raw hem aesthetic, likened to the true free-spirited nature of a nomad.
Greg Lauren’s aptitude lies in his heightened sense of tactility, paralleled with his eye for detail and hands-on approach to tailoring— each and every garment a masterpiece, season after season.
Discover Greg Lauren’s exquisite pieces, available both online and in-store.
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