Getting noticed in the fashion world isn’t easy. That’s why they call emerging talent “breakthrough designers”. They have to breakthrough all the layers of fashion marketing, trends and powerful existing design houses. Sometimes, taking inspiration from a new source and combining it with an innovative take on a fashion staple can help a designer move from an emerging talent to a breakthrough designer.
Filippo D’Amico, of Melbourne based design group Thrd Eye, may just have what it takes to breakthrough. The recently released Alessandro 1 Deconstructed Jacket is the first outwear offering from the label, providing a sleek update to men’s urban fashion.
The inspiration for the Alessandro 1 came from the deconstructed food trend that has been popular in some of the most famous restaurants around the globe. But before you think that “deconstructed’ is just a pretentious bit of foodie speak, consider this- what if deconstruction wasn’t so much about pulling the elements of something apart as it was about the art of putting the elements back together in a new and exciting way? The design of the Alessandro 1 Jacket achieves just that- a wardrobe staple, taken apart and presented in a sleek new way.
The jacket is more than an update on a classic men’s jacket or hoodie. With slim lines and sharp tailoring, the Alessandro 1 Jacket oozes cool without venturing into pretentious hipster territory.
The jacket is made from heavy drill cotton, with a full lining and can be waxed for extra moisture protection. It’s heavy enough for cold weather climates, but streamlined enough that you won’t look like you are off to an Antarctic expedition. Featuring a removable hoodie is a contrasting colour the Alessandro 1 Deconstructed Jacket is a smart way to update your winter wardrobe.