Sruli Recht Spring/Summer 2013 Collection “Circumsolar”
Icelandic fashion designer Sruli Recht has really taken conceptualization a step further in his latest menswear collection, using translucent lambskin, stripy skunk fur, an ancient meteorite and fabric that can withstand mortar attacks. The Spring/Summer 2013 collection, called Circumsolar, was unveiled in Paris on the last day of June. Some of the highlights include translucent leather has been used to make a vest, shoes and passport holder; leather made from horses and ostriches used to make two large penis forms, called Shaft and Sheath; linings and undergarments are made from a high-tech paraffin cooling knit, which rapidly cools the skin on contact; Ballistic aramid, a material used in body armour to protect against bomb and knife attacks, used to make a brimless hat; an Epoch ring made from the Muonionalusta meteorite, which fell into the Arctic Circle about one million years ago. The striped marks on the ring are a result of the shock impact with earth; A silk and cashmere scarf digitally printed with an image of the sun’s solar wind by artist B. Börkur Éiriksson and produced by couture fabric house Ratti; skunk fur used to make a bomber jacket with a white stripe running down the arms; another bomber jacket made from dark green lamb’s leather, which has been fused with aluminium in the top layers of the epidermis. It’s pretty phenomenal – as is the designer’s explanation of the collection: “This collection is drawn by the dust of a meteor’s tail in orbital decay, illuminated by our sun.” View the entire collection here.