Known

Known

A man sitting at a table, his white T-shirt crinkling like paper; his 5-pocket jeans stiff as a board, floating around his body, its high waist standing wide… Camiel Fortgens redefines the boundaries of menswear by inspiring his collection on the silhouette of archetypal clothes. Flat, odd-looking yet very recognisable pieces challenge the ‘cut-copy-paste’ feeling of contemporary fashion. Puzzling abstractions of the things we wear every day – a coat, suit, pair of jeans or shirt – may prelude the next step in the fashion industry. They seem to ignore the basics of the human body, but in fact are very wearable, creating an entirely new outline of a well-dressed man.

Camiel Fortgens

2014