Copenhagen based Uncommon Creatures Fall/Winter 2011 menswear collection is inspired by the nomadic lifestyle of the Gypsies, outlawed in 1964 by the Communist regime. I love the draping and the simplicity in the design, despite being so-called "avante garde." I actually think the collection is extremely wearable.
Enjoy the looks:
From the website:
"The nomadic lifestyle was outlawed during Communism as of 1964, with disastrous results for thousands of Gypsies. The Communist regime covered up the problems, resulting in the fact that even today there are Gypsies living under conditions that were common thousands of years ago. When the regime also forbade ”traveling,” many villages offered them a home, among them villages like Viseu de Sus, situated and hidden in the Maramures mountains in Romania. The silhouette of uncommon creatures is avant-garde and raw while keeping a high degree of simplicity and quality. For Fall/Winter 2011, textiles such as pre-washed raw silk, universal blankets (used by Romanian Gypsies) and Japanese knit with silk are used. In addition a few knit styles are 100% wool and produced by a local manufacturer in Denmark. Likewise, all hats are created by hand in a Copenhagen attic by an elderly hat-maker. "