17 March 2009

Arctic Warriors


Although many of us are, no doubt, ready for the warmer days of spring and summer to wash over our increasingly sun-starved bodies, I must admit that Nom de Guerre's Fall '09 collection left me in silent anticipation of next winter.

Entitled 'The Third Generation', the collection had a very practical approach, with its use of thick knitwear, slim fitting outerwear and smart yet comfortably warm looks. Admittedly the functional warmth of the clothing was somewhat contrasted by the styling of the lookbook. However, the need for strength and function within such a harsh environment, as winter provides was nicely realised with accessories including fur covered boots, utility belts and chains of ammunition.

Underneath these character providing accessories were beautifully constructed and fitted winter pieces. The olive, grey and brown, thick woolen pieces were especially exciting, lending their designs to both casual and smart outfits. Along with the knitwear were Nom de Guerre's natural fit denim jeans. These have always garnered a certain attention, and with their latest light grey, raw denim offerings, this attention was certainly well deserved. The cut of their smart woolen suits and double breasted coats were exceptional, and indeed suit most winter environments nicely.

What are your thoughts on the collection?

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14 comments:

  1. Very simple but the pieces look so tough! or maybe it's the men! I want the first hat for myself

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  2. I'll brave Antartica in any of those outfits....thye look incredible1 gr8 styling and photography.

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  3. I absolutely love the collection! It's totally getting me pumped for next years winter shopping :D

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  4. Jacket #7 - superb, I want it!

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  5. i'm a huge fan of the structured outerwear, classic but brilliant nonetheless :-)

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  6. *sigh* if only i was an arctic warrior! They look great!

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  7. I also like a lot the knitwear

    xoxo

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  8. Even though they're nothing new, love the sweaters.

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  9. i think the styling here makes it eye catching because the clothes themselves are quite simple. and in a way that kinda annoys me, it's too overdone.
    but the last grey suit and the jacket in look 7 are quite nice.

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  10. I love this collection. Lately I have been really inspired by menswear. Thanks for sharing it I can't wait to take photos of the outfits I come up with that will have been inspired by this collection. xox.

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  11. Wow these boots are so creative! Love it :)

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  12. pure love.
    with bullets and blood.
    *droooooooollllllll*

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  13. seeing these outfits make me wish it was getting colder instead of warmer!

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