DARKOH: Suited Just Perfectly for the Fashion Conscious Man
This designer has menswear all suited up! Sauntering down the runway during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, DARKOH models were dressed in handsomely tailored styles from the premier Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Truly befitting of the self-assured man, each look was spot on. Get ready gents, for after you feast your eyes on these outfits you will be begging to get measured. But, wait! Intriguingly enough, these bad boys are actually a retail product–no custom fitting required.
Launched by German designer Joyce Darkoh in 2013, DARKOH may be in its infancy in terms of time on the runway, but it is already well on it’s way to becoming the go-to outfit hanging in men’s closets. With her Ghanaian roots, Joyce Darkoh was exposed to the importance of dressing well right away. Combine her upbringing with her education in the fine art of bespoke tailoring and suit making, and voila! No one better suited for the task at hand.
She mentions being influenced in part by the 80s, which is clearly seen in her fearless colour choices like teal and citrine. Combined with luxurious quality linens and wools from English and Italian mills, her designs are artfully setting the tone for the season to come.
It’s almost as if she’s created a new kind of uniform: one that fashion aware men who desire looking sharp, hip, young and displaying a heightened sense of confidence are after.
The Chartreuse Suit
All of me went wild for this chartreuse single-breasted wool suit with black leather trim when this model walked down the runway.
The Teal Blue Suit
Talk about colour popping! This teal double-breasted wool suit is sleek, sexy, yet professional.
The Herringbone Suit
And then there is the classic black and white herringbone wool blazer with diamond weave black wool pants. Darkoh knows her audience, and isn’t into limiting the options.
The Final Walk from DARKOH Runway Show
Want to see the entire collection? Check out the fabulous (notwithstanding far too short) look at a summary of the looks presented: DARKOH Final Walk FW 2014
To learn more about DARKOH visit www.DARKOH.net / @Darkohmenswear
- Bessie Schenk / @BessieSchenk
a.k.a. “The Sole Searcher” / www.thesolesearcher.com / @My_Sole_Search