If I wanted a ZEN wardrobe, Jeremy Laing’s new collection would feature prominently. By zen, I mean the sort of clothes that don’t need a loud print, a host of colours and all kinds of jingle jangle (as much as I love all of that…) to make a shout but instead concentrates on subtle textures due to wise choices in fabrications and shapes that err on the loose side of things without ever looking baggy or misshapen. Star pieces include a sleeveless olive trenchcoat that falls nicely off the shoulders as well as a rust-coloured linen suit where the linen has been treated to resist the wrinkling. Laing’s prints have become increasingly muted and inspired by the stillness of a trip to Joshua Tree in California, this makes utter sense in a collection that feels like a matured progression for this young Canadian.
[Photos by Nando M Alvarez]