Orley comes for a presentation in New York Fashion Week Men today. Wooden colors, softly and comfy materials, preppy old vintage looks for young odds rebels.
On the heels of their CFDA Swarovski Menswear award win, the designers behind the Orley label presented a collection rooted in nostalgia, a trademark of the brand. While many of the silhouettes were familiar — a Fifties-inspired knit polo and a zip-up cropped patchwork jacket — when paired with Seventies-era shorts and plaid jackets, the look felt modern and relevant.
Today’s Orley show was a bit of a conundrum. The aim, according to Alex Orley, who designs the young line with his brother Matthew and sister-in-law Samantha, was to “tell a story through knitwear,” utilizing as many knitwear techniques as they could.
After channeling their grandfather as inspiration last season, Alex, Matthew and Samantha Orley jumped forward to their parents and the 1970s as inspiration for spring.
Playhaus Magazine presents its new issue #4 coming out next week, a Spring/Summer 2015 Issue with dual cover. This first cover and story entitled “Fauna + Flora” photographed by Martin Brown