Omar Kashoura titled his spring collection ‘Meet me at the Black Rock Desert’ and the accomplished compilation of clothing was a continuation of the Beat poets theme from the winter collection.
Kashoura’s muse took a road trip to the Black Rock Desert of Nevada where the parched conditions fined tuned a romantic uniform for Kashoura’s bearded models.
Formed from a palette of cream, burnt orange, navy and dark grey Kashoura’s silhouette explored tactile fabrics including silk, light cottons and structured knits. Oversized herringbones and checks were deconstructed and horsehair was woven and used in collars and on footwear. The shirt jacket introduced for winter become a key piece and was developed in the new collection. Kashoura's luxurious approach to wearable, staple pieces in soft shapes was sublime and sensitively handled
Military clothing and its associations have often been the base for Kashoura’s collections, along with the idea of a group of individuals coming together to reach a common goal. His calming clothes utilise intricate detailing and acute attention to finishings have always ensured the clothes retain a realistic, practical and masculine soul.
Refined elegance is crucial to Kashoura and his pared down confidence is evolutionary and perfectly appropriate for the current mood in masculine menswear - some subtle solutions for a well turned-out summer.