Inspired by the metropolitan musings of New York City with a satirical nod to avid outdoorsmen, NY-based Men’s fashion brand Descendant of Thieves’ has unveiled its Spring 2017 collection, aptly named I Hate Camping, showcasing an urban adaptation of utilitarian camping apparel for the modern man.
Glamour meets camping this season in Descendant of Thieves modern man, “The Glamper”, whose sartorial style and sophistication does not suffer for any occasion. Drawing on designer Dres Ladro’s ability to create innovative, unexpected and versatile menswear, the collection is fashioned from distinctive detailing and functional fabrications. “Our guy (The Glamper) doesn’t want to wear the recommended rough and heavy fabrics; he wants to wear soft, fine, and smooth fabrics, still functional but with fashionable flare and a sense of refined rebellion. He wants pieces he can wear anywhere at anytime”, says Ladro of the new collection.
Vibrant prints, nostalgic of nature, echo environments filled with forestry and open meadow flora. Saturated spectrums of greens, from dark forest to light mint, are offset by unexpected pops of pink palettes while soft lavenders and blues are juxtaposed by rich red tones. For the more reserved, subtle monotone variations are found throughout all categories in standout items such as a dark forest print blazer and matching pants, to a wide variety of short sleeve woven shirts.
A new extended collection of reversible items made from refined fabrics can be turned inside out to show a playful side so The Glamper can pack light without jeopardizing his look. Signature reversible shorts are extraordinarily versatile when fabrication is front of mind. The unique performance stretch fabric allows for multi-purpose use whether swimming at the beach, sweating on a run or sipping on casual drinks, Descendant of Thieves has designed a single item for all three. Paperweight pants and a lightweight sateen bomber jacket keep you cool during the day and warm at night as stylish additions to any outfit.
Shot in studio by photographer Gabriel Antoine and modeled by Fitz Henley, the new collection is reflective of Descendant of Thieves effortless style. Descendant of Thieves has proven that it is not for the faint of heart, incessantly pushing boundaries and utilizing theories of anti-conformism to remain an enigmatic and mysterious brand.
The eponymous New York brand continues to build on its national success, now stocked in over 220 stores including ID Brooklyn, Nordstrom, Rothmans and Fred Segal. The I Hate Camping collection will be available at www.descendantofthieves.com and at selected retailers from the 1st February 2017.