Lina Ty and Melvin Tanaya have imagined minimalistic garments, the way musicians might compose simple, irresistible tunes. Each detail – fabrics, treatments, prints, buttons even – is conceived like one of the notes to a score their four-handed playing brings to life. This how they do it, and have been, since their very first collection in 2010.
Inspired by impressionists – and Claude Monet’s painting in particular, they’ve invented a mixed wardrobe, where linen flirts with silk and cotton.
Clothes are aerial and light, jackets are technical, shirts are freed from collars or vintage their way into the 50s, with a certain sheerness to them. Open, they show off t-shirts made of innovative cotton, or fall over high-waisted pants. Loose cuts bring a touch of nonchalance to floral prints, the matte finish of linen contrasts with the shimmer of silk, enhancing hand-inked prints, making each of the season’s piece, unique. Add hand-burnt buffalo horn buttons, as well as the « dry » feel of cognac-coated cotton, and there you have it: the final notes to a timeless collection, filled with stories once lived and others left to experience.
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