I’m the youngest Asian bespoke designer: Troy Costa
Troy Costa is showing his latest collection tonight as part of the Fashion Weekfashion and trends Updated: Aug 24, 2013 18:52 IST
The collection is called London Eye. It’s inspired by Mark Gertler’s painting, titled Merry-Go-Round. When the ride is in motion, you can’t see the colours, but you can when it stops. On the other hand, the London Eye moves slowly, so you see these colours, which I feel are here to stay in menswear. The second part of the show is my bespoke collection, while the third is red carpet wear.
I’ve used the colours of the painting — orange, cobalt blue and hues of yellow, cream, ochre, red and beige. For the rest of the collection, there are blacks and purples.
There’s linen, silk, wool blends and even printed velvet. I’ve increased the dynamic by using English prints like houndstooth, herringbone and Prince of Wales checks.
They are linear, well-tailored and elegant. The bespoke creations are very urban, and made for a middle-aged powerful man who can afford custom-made designer wear.
I’m the youngest Asian bespoke designer, and showing that collection is a first for me. I’m also showing some wedge shoes for men, which are all brogued. I’m also introducing the tuxedo slipper, which is the highest level of luxury in London right now.