The inspiration for this collection came to us in Room 10 at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Usually everyone only has eyes for the Vermeers.
They should not…
On the opposite wall, facing the Vermeers, are five small paintings by Adriaen Coorte, a mysterious 17th century Dutch painter.
We admired these minimalist still life paintings. An unknown source of light makes simple objects stand out from the surrounding darkness, offering them like pieces of treasure.
The compositions are hushed and quiet, exuding an atmosphere of natural simplicity. This style is tirelessly explored again and again, like Japanese artists’ endless search for the elusive meaning of mysterious objects.
From these paintings a quietness emerges. It takes us miles away from the exuberant still life paintings of Floris van Dijck and Peter Claesz, Coorte’s brilliant contemporaries of the Dutch Golden Age.
Strokes of bright colors enhance the luminous austerity of these compositions.
Black shines with tones of green, brown and even yellow, making backgrounds complex and yet subtly obscure.
In the work of these Dutch masters our studio found the expression of the credo for Lexuomo Man. We took a similar direction several seasons ago. Here it finds its continuation in:
The collection is composed of dark tones like black, navy blue and dark green which are combined here and there with yellow, cardinal red, turquoise blue and aqua green; welcoming touches of brighter light colors.
These latter are in turn restrained in cold shades. Yellow is not the sunflower yellow that happily prevails in summer: it turns to lemon yellow, leaving feeling of nostalgia. All shades of green contain a tiny pinch of black or blue to tone them down.
Our Fall-Winter collection aims to express a dual personality: we offer pieces for an austere but strong character.
It attemps to reach beyond the idea of elegance, to the notion of allure. Lexuomo Man has allure. The pieces presented here engage with this.
Allure comes when a simple cardigan fits perfectly well. The secret to this? Our pattern-makers’ obsession with the width of armholes and precision of shoulder measurements.
Allure can be long lasting with strong patterns.
Colorful patterns could make garments look like tapestries if the proportions were not adjusted precisely. Our clothes have the boldness of Coorte’s drawings, but balance this with a contemporary twist, conferring an urban look to our pieces.
Lexuomo assures you of allure and color .
Have we fulfilled that promise?