LIBERUM ARBITRIUM | FALL / WINTER 2012
For Fall / Winter 2012 Liberum Arbitrium created a dark and moody collection, drawing influence from macabre fashion.
The monochromatic colour palette represented good vs evil, bringing a character profile to each piece. The line, which is driven by the silhouette, uses drapery to create textural juxtaposition and sculptural shape. The slouchy cuts and open necklines created the perfect ambiance to the collection entitled ‘Calming Mood’.
With fading-gradient cardigans, exposed back long-sleeved tees, and long zippered cloaks, the collection offers an alternative to smart wear for the modern man. Boxy and oversized shirts were teamed with tapered trousers, expressing an unusual and quite modern tryst between the two garments.
The Japanese label continued to look at luxurious yet sustainable fabrics for Fall / Winter 2012, with the addition of wool, gauze and cotton. The billowing lines and loose silhouettes were heightened when matched with the occasional structured blazer or systematised over coat.
Designer Shinsuke Mitsouka managed to create a collection characterising the Liberum Arbitrium man, with an eye for detail and expertism for layered proportions.
- Charlotte Stamp