lookbook, fall/winter 2019
ANDREW COIMBRA is a Toronto-based genderless ready-to-wear label launched in 2015. With a strong focus on simple yet powerful design, in revisiting classic staples we are driven by conveying an aesthetic that is unique in its vision and realization. He aims to play into the duality of the modern person: exploring both the classic and contemporary, and the more street and relaxed self. Luxury street-smart.
For Fall/Winter 2019, it’s all about dressing serious but not taking yourself seriously. The collection maintains an undertone of streetwear-ability but motions toward a more refined angle, using playful silhouettes and the structure of late 70's luxury business wear as a directional vessel. There is a nostalgia to it, exploring staple materials of Andrew’s childhood like corduroy, pebble crepe dress shirting with a retro-inspired oval print repeat, and in the case of the women's collection: velvet devoré. Exploration in prints focuses on novelty, personal memories; the lyrics from a favourite song as a child, “Dollar Wine” by Byron Lee are used as a graphic on the back of a t-shirt, and hoodies feature photos taken by Andrew showcasing abstract moments of beauty during special moments of his life.