So I recently came across an unfamiliar menswear collection called ‘Laitenin’ while actually stalking one of my Instagram followers online… The collection was created by brother & sister designer duo Tuomas Laitinen and Anna Laitinen, & I’m actually very upset I didn’t learn about them sooner. Everything about their collections make me wish that I had every piece x10. Their collections use dark aesthetics combining like a northern melancholy with their use precise cuts, luxurious materials and subtle detailing! Are you in love yet? Before coming together to form their label, Anna Laitinen worked in fine art and Tuomas actually was a fashion writer and stylist.
I’m actually pretty obsessed with their new Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Their imprinted suits and creative use of shiny fabrics by far makes this one of my favorite off the runway looks from Paris fashion week. Believe it or not but, these 2 have only been around for about 6 years. Starting by winning special mention from the jury prize at the Hyères Festival 2006. The award was strongly supported by the festival’s guest judge Ann Demeulemeester, and it actually enabled the Finnish bro & sis team to launch their label “Laitinen” for Autumn/Winter 2007.
After doing more research about the label and it’s designers, I also came across it’s current collection for fall/winter 2012… I’m kind of upset I’m not wearing their Orange galaxy Puffer Ski Jacket right now especially because it’s f#$%@&*$ freezing here in NYC. Anyways, make sure you check them out and keep them on your ‘Who to watch LIST’!
What do you guys think of this COLLECTION?
You can check out more from their SS 2013 collection after the JUMP!
OH… & here’s the galaxy jacket from this season that I’m obsessed with: