PARIS, Jan 27, 2009 / FW/ — Low key and solemn, the dark spiritual mood of Jeroen Van Tuyl’s Fall 2009 collection is the message of the season. Entitled ‘Artifact’, the Dutch designer took elements from the classical tailoring and incorporated it to his vision of the 2010s men.
Jeroen Van Tuyl has always been forward thinking, hence for him, though the season is still partly for 2009, he had moved his clock forward to the next decade and proposed coats, jackets and waistcoats with asymmetrical plackets sometimes closed with an oversized zipper.
Decisive cuts that are sharp and angles are much defined; the colors palette based on white, black, deep green, black bordeau, gray and brown all point to a very harsh collection. But with the use of natural fibers like cotton, wool blends and ramie, there was softness and warmth in the coats, trousers and shirts that are being proposed.
There is a mysterious, almost sinister atmosphere that envelopes the clothes; but this is also what makes them exciting and covetable. This might be a season of sobriety, yet with somberness Jeroen Van Tuyl found the perfect balance between artistry and abstemiousness.
Photos courtesy of Jeroen Van Tuyl