Metaphysical: Past, Present, Future
MODA Physical addresses the metaphysical essence of existence, seeking to unveil the nature of being and the world that encompasses it. This existence is abstracted through wisdom, consciousness, and intuition via past, present, and future. The juxtaposition of the dynamic against the static of the past induces an unexpected beauty, while mystical romance evokes the lore of nature and fantasy. Stimulated by nature and meditation in the present, space and time evoke an effortless consciousness of thought and self. The search for truth, belief, and justification counterbalances the fragility of the unknown natural world in the future, evoking supernatural responses in the quest for clarity and distinction. It is only through the evolution and acceptance of wisdom, conscious, and intuition that a true state of existence can be achieved.
wisdom : past : cosmology
“The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.” Socrates
Dark matter and dark energy ignite the sensual mystery of cosmology in wisdom. Embodied in dark, opaque color combinations of blues, reds, and browns, unexpected beauty is induced by the juxtaposition of the dynamic against the static of the past. Embellished details, dimensional embroidery, and enchanting shimmer evoke a mystical romance. The lore of nature and fantasy is visible in plush textures and luxurious shines. Organic textures create layers of complex dimension in shape and volume, symbolic of the universal origin and evolution.
consciousness : present : ontology
“I think therefore I am. [Cogito ergo sum.]” René Descartes
Light and airy earthly elements support the essence of ontology in consciousness. Semi-transparent silhouettes and ultra-soft volumes present an effortless awareness of reality and the senses. Translucent and organic color combinations of diffused pinks and neutral hues are inspired by nature and meditation and recall the quieting air of dawn. Ultra-thin, weightless materials with airy finishes, flowy details, and soft shapes embody space and time. The nature of being evokes the presence of thought and self.
intuition : future : epistemology
“When we look out in space, we look back in time.” David N. Spergel
The search for truth, belief, and justification evolve into a futuristic epistemology in intuition. A cool, minimalist aesthetic counterbalances the fragility of the unknown natural world. Omniscience, skepticism, and imagination expose a mix of patterns and proportion play. Crisp folds and tailored shapes build luxurious architectural dimension. Lustrous, metallic shines and embossed textures surprise otherwise naïve geometric shapes. Angular volumes and amplified silhouettes evoke supernatural, trance-like responses in the quest for clarity and distinction.
Menswear continues to reference the rustic mountain man for Fall/Winter 2016 with the Alpine Artisan. This adventurous sartorialist draws inspiration from the colors, textures, prints, and silhouettes of the mid-century Austrian shepherd. The Alpine Artisan gives a refined, European update to recent seasonal reoccurrences of mountain men-inspired trends. Rustic, natural qualities remain easily relatable, while revitalized Alpine details provide sources of inspiration for the fashion-forward man to make his own.
Colorful Earth Tones
Earthy hues in rich and muted tones are the foundation of the fall palette. Warm Brick Red and Burnt Orange are indicative of the rustic comfort of a wooden chalet. Natural Four Leaf Clover and Fall Leaf mirror the restful expanse of grassy hillsides and tree-lined Alps. Deep Taupe and rich Baltic embody the cool tones of rocky mountainsides and wide open skies, providing a contrasting element of coolness to the palette. Color use varies from subtle detailing and trim to bold stand-alone statement pieces.
Jackets are the stand-out statement piece of the season. Innovative silhouettes highlight elements of distinctive shape and design with nods to traditional Austrian military-wear. Sophisticated revival of collars, pockets, and trims further incorporates Alpine detailing. Fabric choices reference conventional outerwear textiles of heavy wools and tweeds, but are paired with contrasting trimmings and accents for a contemporary update.
Shearlings & Suedes
Shearling and suede are once again reoccurring elements this season. Used both separately and paired together, they are incorporated into trim accents and full garment designs. Interchangeable shearling appears on exteriors in addition to continuing to serve as a go-to lining material.
Knitwear is incredibly indicative of the mountain man, highlighting Fair Isle prints, heavy cable stitches, and chunky details. Oversized collars replicate hand-knitted scarves and highland layering. Solid-color knitwear is heavily texturized and accented with artisanal toggles and closures. Patterned knitwear finds inspiration in traditional Fair Isle colors and designs.
The traditional Alpine style is centered around details. Hand-made, artisanal qualities are replicated in buttons, clasps, and closures. Soft, worn leather accents are visible in belts, accessories, and shoulder and elbow pads. Layering of prints, fabrics, and silhouettes enhances textural qualities and supports the rustic mountain man's aesthetic. Textiles once again reference a nod to the past this season.
Traditional plaids from buffalo checks to tartans are updated for the color-savvy contemporary man. Alpine and Nordic inspirations repeated from knitwear patterns to print designs. Simplified, natural colorways coordinate effortlessly, enabling successful layering of colors and prints. Varieties of fabric weights and textures further enhance layering effects.
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