JEAN // PHILLIP | SPRING / SUMMER 2013
Jean//Phillip, founded in Copenhagen in 2007, took to the runway on day two of Copenhagen Fashion Week. Presented at one of the world’s best restaurants, Nimb, the Jean//Phillip Spring / Summer 2013 collection was the definition of minimalism.
Comfortable yet stylish, the collection presented a stony colour palette of black robes and grey loungewear alongside tailored suit jackets and shorts. Known for classic tailoring and a grungy vibe, designer Jean-Phillip worked in the industry for many years before starting his own label. The designer’s signature comes from his use of strong handpicked textiles. Jean-Phillip blends leathers, stretch materials, wool, cashmere, silk, coated fabrics and knitwear together to create a glossy minimalism.
Nineties grunge came to mind when a pair of stone-wash baggy trousers with large zipped-pockets took to the runway, paired with a camouflage green tee and matching sweater tied across the body. Doctor Martins worker boots was the footwear of choice throughout the entire Spring / Summer 2013 collection, homing in on an industrial vibe.
Although a handful of monochrome shades made it into Jean//Phillip Spring / Summer 2013, black was certainly the colour of choice for this menswear designer. The collection had a glistening minimalist look while incorporating layers upon layers of black material. Leather, wasn’t missing from his collection and came in the form of a well fitting jacket.
The Jean//Phillip Spring / Summer 2013 silhouette was fresh, freely flowing yet tight fitting when tied in with his key tailored pieces. His contemporary style is founded in his vision of menswear, described as returning to basics organics and ‘man himself’. The Jean//Phillip latest collection told the tale of draping and daringly exposed silhouettes often found in womenswear collections.
- Ellen Stewart
- Photos courtesy of Copenhagen Fashion Week