Thursday, September 5, 2013

Jonathan Cohen S/S 2014~Going Home

For S/S 2014 Jonathan Cohen revisited his hometown of San Diego and pulled inspiration for Tom Wolfe's " The Pumphouse Gang" a book based on surf culture in California. It seems from talking to him a major takeaway was the design and construction of surf boards which he infused into the collection as well a print from an old VW bus he photographed himself.

Once again he's producing a small collection for spring and playing things pretty close to the vest which I can understand from a business point of view. As for the line, yet again his strongest pieces are his concept of color and how he transforms them into prints. His t-shirt tops are yet again fun and playful, my personal favorite are the naked cartoon surfer girls. In the end he's doing his own thing which is hard to find in a world of Anna Wintour pleasing designers! Oh and yes he did land in Vouge!

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