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Karlotalaspalas Menswear A/W11

A predominantly dark and earthy mood ruled the show focusing on peasant inspired pieces

The 29-year-old Pampalonian designer always presents strong conceptual ideas when showing in Barcelona. Having a fundamentally dark and moody aesthetic as her sartorial cornerstone, Laspalas went for a (proportionally) colourful palette for  her Autumn Winter show. Focusing on earthly colours, we saw casual tailoring and classic jackets, such as pea and duffel coats, mixed with a touch of 19th century peasantry look. Natural materials dominated and long linen hoodies were beautifully layered underneath thick knitwear. A collarless brown felt coat and jackets made out of wool and suede especially impressed in a coherent and conceptually interesting collection.

Dazed Digital: What was your starting point for this collection?
The idea was to show time passes, seen through the rustiness of metals. The colours in the collection represents three metals and each metal deteriorate to rust in different ways.

DD: How did you use that in the collection?
Through the colours orange, brown, turquoise and green, and all the details had been rusted.

DD: What sort of fabrics did you use and how would you describe the silhouette?
I used just normal wool and cottons and I would describe the silhouette as clean, straight and with distinct structures.

DD:  Do you have a favourite piece in the collection?
The asymmetric jacket with the V-shaped tail piece.