Hed Mayner’s Dandy Sleep-Over – Men’s Fall 2019
Hed Mayner – Fall-Winter 2019/20 – Paris Fashion Week
Tuesday 15, 2019
Showing Tuesday evening in the very appropriate setting of the neighborhood public elementary school’s art classroom on the rue Dussoub in Paris’ second district, Hed Mayner showed his collection, with softly woolen and felted looks as cozy as a TV plaid on a cold winter evening. Mayner’s collection, inspired by cocooning and encapsulating its wearer in warmth and protection sought out to create a blur between its wearer and his clothes.
Some looks deftly bringing together two trends: the collegiate street-wear penchant for wearing fluffy pajamas as daywear and the other newer fashion trend of fine tailoring. This hybrid style was highlighted with looks of burnished brown woolen suits with matching boiled wool blanket ponchos, not remiss their wide satin edges.
The meshing of poncho/blanket and suit combo whose borders was further blurred when certain looks boosted a single fabric for the entire look. Boys certainly looked comfy, while ready for a high-stepping dandy’s sleepover. Deep chocolate lambskin leather dusters, and canvas trench-coats, and shiny kaki over-sized puffer coats worn with Jesus sandals were some other punctuating looks.
Fabrics were in warm boiled and felted wools, heavy canvas, heavy wool serge, and soft and supple leathers with wide fuzzy plaid to add interest to the mostly solid offerings.
The colors suited well the theme in its traditional autumn palate of warm browns, rust, camel, and crème brulee, Silhouettes continued the cocooning feel with soft shapes, of oversized and sloping shoulders and pants loose and baggy with a variety of lengths and hem widths. The dusters, dress jackets and trench coats over-ample, ala Juun.J.
Some pieces were so ample that an urban survivalist could convert his coat into a tented shelter.
The over-all effect was gentle, elegant, street-smart and dressy.
And one can imagine customers from a range of style cultures finding themselves easily into this season’s collection.
HED MAYNER Men’s Fall Collection FW19/20 Paris :
PR Contact : TOTEM FASHION
6 Avenue Delcassé, 75008 Paris – France
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HED MAYNER’s INTERVIEW + BACKSTAGE
About HED MAYNER :
Growing up in a small village located in the North of Israel near the Lebanese border, Hed Mayner started sewing from the age of 16, making his own patterns and garments.He later studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design on the West Bank ofJerusalem, before moving to Paris where he enrolled at the prestigious Institut Français de la Mode. Living in the French capital allowed him to discover new aspects of fashion and style, as well as hone his design skills and enrich his own aesthetics.
Now in his late 20s, Mayner advocates a timeless and unfussy approach to design,using natural fibers and refined fabrications, as well as a layered silhouette fittingdifferent climates and contexts. The cultural richness of Israel, combining 70 different cultures in one single land, also gives Mayner the creative distance he needs to explorenew fashion ideas. His fascination for “poor” tailoring and utilitarian clothes is fusedwith the religious and the non-religious, the local and the global. Imagining a fresh form of luxury which gets closer to truth as opposed to sophistication, he’s inspired by life in Tel Aviv and the dignified elegance of men surrounding him.
Hasidic motifs pop-up within the line, as well as rectangular volumes, which give aminimal and airy vibe to his clothes. The color palette is always neutral, hovering between pure andraw white to solid black, as well as beige, khaki and gray. Body language is key for Hed Mayner. The attitude of his guy is confident, but never imposing. Leaving enough freedom to the wearer to take his own stance, he creates unusual garments, which have a realistic and pragmatic depth. Balancing thick and fluid, stiff and soft, hard and gentle, he underlines the importance of his own craft, as well as an inspired take on menswear staples.