Patrick Michael Hughes Men's Fashion Editor
The new international set is a group of young people who lead their lives following DJs form city to city. Ibiza, Mykonos, Croatia and the Mayan Riviera specifically Tulum. This jet set crowd journey from NYC, London, Milan, Paris, and Barcelona. They travel to party and to unplug in a natural relaxed setting bringing their global style savvy with them. This was the inspiration for the spring 2019 collection of Descendant of Thieves by Dres Lardro. Creative Director and co founder Matteo Maniatty presented an eye full of rich colors and patterns in pink, red, blue, yellow and golden hues form natural foliage to striking geometric color blocks.. This was another standout presentation collection for the brand at New York Men's Fashion Week.
The narrative of the collection continued with how this stylish flock infused their look with ques to Mexican culture, particularly the religious motifs, Day of the Dead celebrations and Our Lady of Guadalupe while embracing laid back beach culture.
The Descendant of Thieves Look this season would be well suited for any high-end resort or spring event. A note worthy look was a tailored light gray cotton suit with white dots, was paired with a vibrant hibiscus blue, red and olive hibiscus camouflage print shirt ,dots were key in this collection against rich foliage. Relaxed tailored ensemble looks still carry forward for Spring 2019 as seen in a suit, with shorts in a lush salmon toile de jouy with the brands signature bias binding in gold. Toile de jouy was a real statement this season for the brand, but what would spring 2019 be with out a leopard print pair of shorts, a look IRK took note of in London during the men's collections. Zip front jackets, transformable pieces and numerous layered styles were fearlessly patterned and partnered over knee length pieces and mid thigh grazing shorts. The collection also highlighted a variation in texture in some very strong colored rain wear in yellow and gold.
The strength of Descendant of Thieves is it's pure quality product, in the tradition a highly crafted item not wanting to over extend itself, nor add more product to a product dense world however, IRK wishes there was even more...perhaps a larger collection on a runway filling the eyes of an already full house of admirers.