HED MAYNER: A New Force Has Arrived in Paris
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January 19, 2017
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos by Cecile Bortoletti
Paris, France – Rare are the occasions when the Paris Fashion Week for men introduces us to new and very interesting talent. This season we have the arrival of the Israeli designer Hed Mayner. With him comes a fresh take on familiar shapes that he has reshaped by the force of his own aesthetics. The result is a well imaged body of work.
The spirit of the collection seems to have a nomadic vibe. Hed Mayner has called upon a color palette that he describes as “either subdued or strong”. They range from khaki and beige to red and blue. He adds in the nearly indispensable white and stark black as the prefered usual suspects. They have been applied to fabrics that include denim, stiff lambskin, cotton poplin, soft velvet and wool felt.
These materials have been used to create extremely visually interesting garments that include cleverly done trousers, loose-fitting pull-over tunic tops, amply cut jeans, well-tailored jackets, button down shirts, semi-oversized short-cropped jackets, etc. But of all the forms in the collection, one has to appreciate most the large trousers with the wishbone cut. With their volume striking a remarkable contrast to the structures pieces, these trousers look exceedingly well when paired with the tailored jackets and with the short-cropped coats. The looks are embellished with large pockets.
Hed Mayer also offers for the season his take on urban footwear. He proposes sustainable flat laced-up sneakers made in washed canvas. To make them, he used vintage military tents. They are also available in denim.