Kristian Steinberg AW15 is men’s tailoring, redefined. Incorporating influences from his strict fashion training and love for anatomical pattern cutting, the eponymous designer breathes life into traditional techniques; deconstructing known silhouettes, playing with colour and texture and harmoniously layering. The result is an idiosyncratic aesthetic that blends practicality with an ingeniously designed high fashion edge.
Steinberg grew up in Sweden, but his highly crafted collections never forget his Estonian-born heritage- the characterful mohair jumpers were hand knitted there, a personal touch that pays homage to country’s strong and ever-present cloth-making tradition. This level of attention to detail transcends the whole collection, in fact. Accurate seam- work, contrast linings, omitted lapels and precise pleating are all testament to the designer’s approach, yet the overall visuals feel charmingly casual and easy.