The shoot location for this season’s imagery was Vladimir Cacala’s extraordinary house in Orakei as well as the Cacala-designed Tapper House in Kohimarama. It is a continuation of Working Style’s Celebrating Heritage campaign, a classic salute to architectural modernism and good NZ design. The post and beam homes appear simple from a distance, but on closer inspection a multitude of details are revealed. Like our Spring/Summer 2016/17 collection, the homes don’t shout; they speak intelligently one-to-one in a way that is totally charming.
Analyse the handwriting of our latest collection and you’ll notice relaxed sophistication, understated elegance and fine detail that makes an emphatic impression up close. The colour theme embraces the spectrum of blues as well as sagacious expressions of greys. Both tones are complemented by a team of character colours, including rust, green and white. Colours are muted, we use subtle texture to suggest hidden depths. Our aim is to create an impression that doesn’t shout from a distance, but makes itself known at close range.
Jackets have a more natural shoulder line, shirts are softer and designed to work with or without ties, stretch cotton chinos have a soft peachskin finish. Footwear embraces a sportive new aesthetic with a new inclusion of luxe leather tennis sneakers, designed to pair just as successfully with tailoring as tees and shorts. And, just like Cacala modernism exposed the internal beauty of the structure and raw materials inside, we too have removed unnecessary embellishments within our summer jackets and suits to expose piped seams and beautifully finished inner workings. See us in store for a personal introduction to Spring/Summer 2016/17.