Kendo—the
traditional sport of Japanese fencing formed in the late 18th century with its refined
costumes and disciplined movements inspired LAB HOMME “Kendomalia” 2012.01’
Collection.

Drawing
on signature house codes of Classical-ism seen thru a modernist point of view,
the result is a Romantic approach to the principles of Kendo which means
“Way of The Sword”, derived from Samurai sword-fighting known as
Kenjustsu.

Elements
of Defense and Offense where gentle layering lends itself to become armour-like
barriers, while luxurious fabrics create a cocooning effect to resemble ones
mindset & thoughts are seen throughout the Collection.

One
phrase that sums up the Collection is “There is no sword outside the
mind”, expressing a reflective thought process that is Zen/ Buddhism like
and true to it being an intellectually challenging sport.

LAB
HOMME house codes are translated by drawing on the essence of restrained
designs while working within the bounds of European Tailoring with a Japanese
sensibility.

The
Collection evokes a quiet confidence from within and aims to explore two facets
of every piece, strong yet subtle, classic yet modern, different yet familiar.

Photos
& text Copyright LAB HOMME.

 
 
 
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