Laitinen Men's Spring 2012: Hard and Soft
PARIS--Sibling sister duo Tuomas and Anna created Laitinen in 2006 in their native Helsinki. Their style is a mix between soft prints, dark goth-ish references and sharp tailoring. This season, they are now only working on menswear “because a lot of women wear our clothes anyway--the lines were so close,” Tuomas told us. The collection, presented in a showroom in Paris’ Marais district, consists of suits produced with old-school Italian textile developers, and functional pieces reinterpreted with offbeat fabrics: football jerseys in paper thin silk and silver thread or hockey shorts made out of leather. “We like to rethink male archetypes and contemporary uniforms”, said Tuomas.