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The New Basics is a deceptively simple collection of beautiful and highly wearable garments for both sexes.
Written by Amelia Gregory
Malaysian born conceptual fashion designer James Hock creates 'new basics' which appear at first to be deceptively simple but on closer inspection reveal a host of tiny features which make them special. Here he describes the inspiration and process behind his new AW15 collection.
'For AW15/16, I've maintained the concept of 'new basics', or unconventional basics, that the James Hock brand has come to be known for. I've played on the usual aesthetic and looked towards a sportier direction this season. I like the concept of the tracksuit or the matching two-piece and have created pieces that are in line with that but in a very simple, versatile style that are incredibly cosy - perfect for the chilly months - but that are still very luxurious. As always, fabrics throughout the collection are mainly natural - cotton, silk velvet and wool felt, but I’ve also used some polyester and lycra to emphasize on the ‘sports’ element. I think the outcomes have provided something coherent, but a little… read more