Baartmans and Siegel SS15

Referencing utility sports and Charlie Sheen, Baartmans and Siegel tackle English summer’s ‘schizophrenia’

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Baartmans and Siegel SS15 Mens collections, Dazed backstage
Backstage at Baartmans and Siegel SS15 Photography Russ McClintock

Initial reaction:

In the midst of rainy Summer days and Britain's “schizophrenic weather”, the school sports team take a weekend trip in muddy plains and open fields. 

Collaboration:

Teaming up with eyewear label Fanoptics, Baartmans and Siegel created two designs for this SS15 in both optical and sunglass form. Keeping it on the homefront, the designs were handcrafted in England in marble compressed fibers. Alongside this, the designers also paired with accessories brand Kickers to create the season's boots in moss green, midnight blue and stark white.

Inspiration:
“We always have a really cinematic male protagonist when we look at each season, opposed to a general abstract concept. This season, we were wanting to look at these clusters of male focused energy in a kind of, army or a league way – those types of unions, and we were looking at films like Platoon, a bit of Charlie Sheen – but more of a utility, sports, summer offering” – Amber Siegel.

Last season, the duo's spring offerings explored core masculine shapes against a tropical tableaux backdrop. See it below:

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