FASH 2007 The Fine Art of Traveling
European Fashion Award FASH 2007
|Grand Tour 2006||
The men’s collection “Grand Tour” emphasizes subjective moments by focusing on the experience of travelling. It is a critical examination of the relations between opposites: I and he, interior and exterior, the foreign or strange and your own. Arnold Gevers also took a Grand Tour to Paris and St. Petersburg based on the model of aristocratic sons of the 18th century who matured from country squires into men of the world during the trip. The idea was to create a structure from experiences of the foreign to provide wearers with a strong emotional identity. The colors range from indescribable white to subdued colors and extreme color combinations all the way to a black outfit, which stands for the sum total of all experiences.
|Jury Statement||“Grand Tour 2006” starts from the subjective viewpoint of the designer and consequently results in a unique design, which fits the pulse of the next season. The menswear outfits are quite brilliant. The beautifully worked collection is in terms of fashion trend the most futuristic ones of the contest. Arnold Gevers is really in middle of the time spirit, he feels what’s going on. Materials such as reflective foil and oxidized denim will be seen all around the next season. Denim stands for oxidized bronze statues in Paris here. Arnold Gevers also demonstrates an outstanding feeling for the spirit of the times in his design style. — Jury Member Susanne Fischer, Marketing Manager for Central Europe, Timberland, Munich|
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