17/10/2011 § 2 Comments
I’ve been a fan of the Australian menswear collection Three Over One ever since I spied their Irving Penn/”Small Trades”-influenced lookbook for S/S 2011. I fell in love with their vintage workwear aesthetic almost immediately, so you can imagine how excited I was to learn from the gents over at The One Eight Nine — which is one of my daily reads, do check them out if you appreciate a good eye for menswear and photography (and who doesn’t, really?) — that designer Jim Thompson has added a small women’s capsule collection this time around. I am desperately hoping that the rugged, gentlemanly vibe of the menswear translates seamlessly to the lady togs. And that I can easily locate a stockist…
Unfortunately we didn’t get any shots of the capsule collection in the A/W 2011 lookbook, but we do get a beautiful group of menswear pictures with a dreamy, vintage nautical feel that will help tide everyone over in the meantime.
All images via The One Eight Nine.
13/07/2010 § Leave a comment
Three Over One debuts their look for spring/summer 2011. The menswear line found abundant inspiration in the “Small Trades” photography collection by Irving Penn — a 1950/51 collection of over 200 black and white photographs of tradespeople and their tools. As Penn’s project sought to capture a way of life that he felt was disappearing, Three Over One imbues this line with a similar sense of nostalgia and utility. For those unfamiliar with “Small Trades,” get a quick overview here, courtesy of the NYT.