Inspired by the American Civil War the Soulland Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection makes for welcoming news with another astute collection by designer Silas Adler. In addition to an insightful look at the lookbook, there is a short film and we some words about the collection from Adler.

“For the autumn/winter 2011 collection we studied the uniforms of the soldiers who fought the civil war and the flags they served under. We were particularly inspired by the portraits of the time and the sense of honor in the soldiers that comes across in the portraits”.

“For the collection we also studied the details of the soldiers’ pockets and collars, and without making uniforms we worked to convert the details into modern menswear. There were many different levels of status in the troops and their clothing showed where in society they belonged. We especially looked at the hobo soldiers, their layering has served as a great inspiration throughout the development of the collection”.

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