Orschel-Read's 'Mourning for Orlando'

By: Elsa Blaine - Published: Jul 6, 2008 • References: ashworth-photos &
Cutting edge fashions by luxury menswear designer Stefán Orschel-Read cross over many styles including Goth, Dandy, Punk, Geisha, and Leisure. Orschel-Read has also integrated numerous current high-fashion trends in this collection called 'Mourning for Orlando', inspired by Virginia Woolf's book Orlando.

The lavender 70's styled suit has low-waisted, bell-bottom 'slacks' with a wrap belt trimmed with an Orschel-Read signature - tassels. I thought that the jacket panels were in the air due to the jumping model (who is actually Orschel-Read himself), but they have been designed that way. In another version of the leisure suit the pant bottoms are tucked into a version of cowboy boots also designed by Orschel-Read.

The highlight of the collection has to be the gorgeous micro-waisted purple lined black floor length coat. I could actually see this piece, and the flared lavender coat/jacket, being worn by a female.

Other trends spotted in the collection are the ultra-high-waisted pant, heels for men, faux fur, and jewellery for men. There are so many superb details in 25 yr old Orschel-Read's work that the clothing becomes art in itself. Take some time to look the pieces over closely. the entire collection was photographed by the super talented, Peter Ashworth. Stats for Fantasy Menswear Trending: Older & Average
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