ABOUT THE LABEL.
Designer Andrew Coimbra began his career in Fashion Design by studying Material Art & Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design University before moving onto The School of Fashion Studies at George Brown College. With a strong background in fine art and pattern cutting and garment construction he made a strong impact early in his career.
Experience working with prominent Canadian labels Pink Tartan and Philip Sparks proved to be a solid base for his enriching internship with internationally renowned label Proenza Schouler, in New York City.
The eponymous label launched in 2015 when it was selected as one of five finalists in the Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Emerging New Labels competition. Following positive feedback, the label continued to flourish and as recent as 2017 was chosen as a finalist in the TFI New Labels Competition, noted by critics with great regard how the label walks the fine line of androgyny without feeling the need to embrace it fully.
Andrew defines the label aesthetic as cool, refined ease. Strengthened by inspiration drawn from contemporary art and youth culture, combined with an emphasis on tailoring and a focus on fine fabrics, his work offers a new approach to the world of design.
ABOUT THE COLLECTION.
The Fall 2017 collection explores the idea of an urban night owl; the city person inside all of us that wants to slink through the shadows, hop over gutters and bask in the glints of light peaking out through the darkness.
The collection plays with texture in a visceral and a visual sense: the coats have a cool, luxuriously fuzzy texture that glints in an incredible way when the light hits it. The black and white print on the puffer jackets was developed as a sort of interpretation of camouflage, using the idea of shadows being cast on snow as an inspiration.
The collection is mostly intended to be gender neutral, as most of the pieces can be worn by both genders.