Since its creation, there has been an undeniable magic in automobiles and our relationship to them. Few other inanimate objects have inspired so much passion, nostalgia, and death-defying addiction.
“My Other Car Is A Singer” is inspired by the same spirit, manifest in the inexplicable seduction of contoured bodywork or the insatiable desire for speed. The SS20 collection draws deeply from automotive design and the culture that surrounds it. Rather than simply reinterpreting garments that someone might typically wear in a garage or racetrack, our approach to creating styles for the season was driven by automotive design concept, like the process of how an engine is put together or the paneling of composite materials on a fender. Construction, colors, fabric & trim choices, etc. were all influenced by this mindset.
Each season is usually embodied by a character, but this time we centered on two. Inspired by a fascinating encounter during a production trip in Japan, “My Other Car Is A Singer” focuses on the idea of friendship & duality, revolving around the relationship between two childhood friends, one the heir of a sewing factory and the other the son of a garage owner. SS20 looks at how separate worlds can be drawn together by common & different interests, like the way each friend’s expertise influences the other’s work, expressed in a collision between automotive and fashion design.