Navy + Camel
The notion of “time tested” has recently been associated with outdated or boring, something stagnant that presents little to no margin to evolve or update. In my opinion, nothing could be further for the truth… Without addressing the whole heritage universe, “time tested” simply translates into garments, styles or combinations which are universally praised as pillars of good taste, passed on through generations. Case in point: the outstanding match between navy and camel.
Few other combos balance understatement with visual appeal in such a compelling way. Although the original attires usually exuded a more formal aura, in this look, I resorted to updated interpretations of navy and camel garments to portray casual sophistication. The unstructured double breasted blazer by CAMO draws inspiration from traditional navy uniforms, featuring amazing cuffed sleeves, moderate peak lapels and a lightweight cotton fabric, pairing beautifully with the pleated camel chinos. The washed denim shirt and navy suede loafers add contrast and texture to the look.
Details: double breasted blazer by CAMO, denim shirt by Hentsch Man, pleated chinos by Purificacion Garcia, suede loafers by Buttero, shades by Linda Farrow Luxe, watch by Daniel Wellington and ring by Progetto Fede.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Ph: Filipa Alves
Designer,Illustrator:megumi kajiwara megumikajiwara.tumblr.com
Designer,book bind:Tatsuhiko Niijima tn-bookshelf.tumblr.com
Movie Director:Kyotaro Hayashi kyoutaro-works.tumblr.com
Music:Ryu Matsuyama ryumatsuyama.com
Motion Silhouette is a fascinating little storybook designed by 25-year old designers Megumi Kajiwara and Tatsuhiko Niijima. By cleverly inserting delicate paper cutouts between each page, the story doesn’t come to life until the reader begins to manipulate the silhouettes with a flashlight. Trees grow taller, trains get closer and ghosts show their scary faces. It seems like the perfect tale to tell in the dark.