The Szach Mat Fashion Story Mixes Clashing Patterns

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Dec 9, 2012 • References: ilonacelina &
The 'Szach Mat' editorial shines a light on patterned menswear classics. From stripes and gingham to the timeless houndstooth textile, this fashion story gets ready for winter in style.

Piotr Grządziel is lensed by photographer Ilona Celina Rorzkowska who captures him in a series of high contrast black and white portraits. The stoic model sports a monochromatic wardrobe hand-picked by stylist Ewelina Napieralska that consists of preppy collared shirts, heavy knits and bowtie accessories.

The 'Szach Mat' portrait series is a modern take on timeless menswear pieces that embrace a clean cut and classic style inspiration. Mixing unlikely prints, the model pulls of a combination of houndstooth, gingham and stripes, all showcased in a palette of simplistic black and white tones. Stats for Haute Houndstooth Editorials Trending: Older & Warm
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