global: vanishing elephant s/s 2013 collection

© vanishing elephant / photography: ben sullivan

this new season comes at somewhat of a crossroads for australian label vanishing elephant. there's an ongoing feeling of evolution and a debate over combining what they love with what's practical, paired with a desire to create a collection of individual pieces that stand alone but also chime into an overall collection, anchored by colour, detail and silhouette. after a sell-out women's debut, this sophomore collection continues to explore this relatively new territory for the label. an increase in tailoring, worked back with light silks and fine merino knits, delivers a visually self-assured offering of strong separates and timeless outerwear. notable additions to the men's line up include fine selvedge slim straight jeans, cotton outerwear and military inspired shapes. the brand continues its signature focus on prints, with custom art featured across both the men's and women's ranges. a very contemporary feature is the marriage of elements across the men’s and women’s lines, particularly evident in colour, fabrication and highlight styles from matching leather biker jackets to classic tailoring. vanishing elephant's s/s 2013 collection is available at select stores across the planet, including wasteland [los angeles], raised by wolves [new york], number six [london], velour [amsterdam], inhabit [singapore] and journal standard [tokyo].

© vanishing elephant / photography: ben sullivan