“Though there were points where I had nightmares the collection would end up looking like the new music video for The Village People.”
Looking at the collection, not as singular looks or pieces but rather as a wardrobe, Beau ventured to communicate ‘Her’ energy by drawing on different areas of men’s dress written with a sexual code, to then apply the power of feminine sensuality through seaming, fabrication, cut, and print. “Though there were points where I had nightmares the collection would end up looking like the new music video for The Village People.”
Structured around tailoring, leather, and denim, the collection consists of fabrications that have been reworked from their traditional stature. “‘Countess B’ features the cloth book pinstripe trouser, made up entirely from discontinued tailoring cloth book samples which have been dyed, cut and patchworked together to form a more raw, tactile entity to the classic pinstripe. The look ‘Blondell’ similarly is a take on archetypical men’s denim. The makeup being solely of old, repurposed Levi’s, the panel detailing works within the restrictions of the jean framework ultimately to reshape the sensual identity of the menswear staple. Trompe-l’oeuil prints are featured throughout capturing both soft and abrasive elements. My process of bleached denim samples regenerated on a juxtaposed silk base created a woman-made animal print. A collection culminating in heavily panelled pieces, adding shape, definition, and ribbed for your pleasure.” Having gained expert technical skills during her internship at Gieves & Hawkes on Savile Row, Beau pushes the concept of tailoring further by subverting traditional processes and injecting (very well-made) men’s classics with a shot of sexiness.