Soulland sure has soul. Rather than a faceless fashion show, partners Silas Adler and Jacob Kamp-Berliner put on an intimate dinner party (after a private hat-making session and a kick-back boat trip) with the “family” to showcase their SS15 menswear collection.
Between courses at the Galerie Andersen Contemporary in Copenhagen, there were eight looks, all displaying the growing range of this sports-luxe brand. Classic jogging bottoms and college coats were still present, but the pair introduced denim for the first time and used goat leather and lamb suede on chic zip jackets (the cobalt blue really popped).
The main seasonal influence was art deco, because the design period “from the end of WWI to the beginning of WWII is seen as a venthole for the youth.” Key buildings from that period are depicted throughout the collection, with collages on button-down Oxford shirts, both single-coloured and striped. And prints came courtesy of a collab with the duo’s artist friend FOS (who also curated a selection of art for London’s Céline store) whose work is inspired by the 30s and 40s. They appeared on floral-camo male twinsets, the “Miami, cocaine-inspired short-sleeve shirt” and most impressively on the navy silk robe and pyjamas, which one famous Danish fashion director (who shall remain nameless) has already asked to borrow for his Grindr profile pic.
More broadly, Adler told us, “This is about Copenhagen. The city is small and at the end of the world – after this you have Norway, then the world ends. Maybe this is not essential Copenhagen [style wise], but this is something that Copenhagen can also be.”