Jun 25 2013
A few months ago we interviewed Kit Neale to discuss his inspirations and his plans for SS14. The London based designer that formerly worked with Gareth Pugh and brand, Duckie Brown, before launching his own collection looks to adolescents in their period of self-discovery for his SS14 collection.
Novel, The Lord of the Flies has been used to describe the mood and emotion behind the collection. The children in mind are at a crossroads, they are growing up a little too fast while they try to hold on to what they’re most familiar and comfortable with. The pieces in this collection are bright and vibrant, playful and quirky, and without a care in the world for trends. Notable pieces include a cooky patterned jacket with black sleeves and a few jackets, pants, and shorts with an all-over pattern inspired by the roads drawn onto children’s play mats.
Neale declares this season as a big turning point and a milestone for the brand. For the first time, he is using leather and other technical fabrics for printing. In our previous interview, Neale told us, “The collection is still playful and experimental. It is such a great progression and includes a really diverse range of those essential wardrobe staples with subtle twists, great prints and at a much more accessible price point.” It’s ironic to see Neale draw inspiration from a coming-of-age novel at a point where the brand is also coming into its own. Or maybe it’s best described as art imitating life.
Kit Neale’s full SS14 collection will be at Capsule Paris this weekend. Scroll below for more photos of his collection.
All photos below by Lorenzo Dalbosco