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What's menswear designer Andrew Buckler's inspiration for his soon-to-debut fall 2011 collection? Why, a drippy McDonald's sign, of course.
Just kidding—actually, we hear that this autumn's Buckler collection takes inspiration from "urban arts and artists" who use the streets as their canvas. "Anonymous art fuels discussion as the artist questions the convention of art," says the pre-collection release.
Anonymous artists gift their works to the streets to be seen by all for a moment. They remind you to live in the present and to question your surroundings. The FW11 Buckler collection is marked with a generic badge in black or yellow: a button, color spot revealing the affiliation, not the source; Buckler’s way of making a canvas of a garment.· Buckler [Official Site]
The silhouettes are slim; garments are draped long and worn layered. The color palette is dark and the pieces are interpretations of utilitarian icons: the Parka, the hooded sweat shirt, the cargo pant and the jump boot. Asymmetrical cuts, longer lengths and inventive fabrics emphasize the rawness of the collection.