Abandon Man is the first collection Steve Hall has produced since graduating from Massey University in 2013. The collection draws heavily on the Japanese culture and the costume of the Samurai and Ninja and won the 25 year old from Te Puke the 2015 supreme winner spot at Miromoda as well as the overall winning title at ID International Emerging Designer Award 2015.
“Being selected as the Supreme Winner of Miromoda 2015 was such an amazing experience, and has confirmed that this is what I should be doing. Having the opportunity to present my collection in front of such an influential group of judges was surreal. I now get to show at NZFW which is really exciting!” said Hall.
With an intention to create an unusual spin on menswear, Hall’s designs have a masculine military look counterbalanced by soft textures and portions. The strong collection has a minimalist feel with a deliberate lack of surface details that gives way to an armoured effect. Hall has created a lineup of loose fitting yet polished looks that blur the lines between ‘his’ and ‘hers’ to instead create ‘theirs’.
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