There’s an exciting ease to the look of NYC-based brand NEWTHINGS, where monochromatic staples are thoughtfully designed so the overall effect is subtle, but the close-up details are smart. Creative Director Edwin Bolta continued with this standard for fall, pulling unlikely inspiration from a glass tooth sculpture by dissecting its meaning as an archetypal figure. “The tooth represents a part of a higher being—something that symbolizes the juxtaposition of strength and weakness,” he said. “It’s this idea of balance that the clothing embodies—a perfect imperfection.”
NEWTHINGS’ capsule collection called, “NEW ARCHETYPE,” explores our world’s cultural landscape, reflecting on military traditions, the balance of work and play, and the rising force of gender ambiguity that’s seeping throughout our population. Since the clothing itself is incredibly simple, Bolta said the fabrication of each individual piece was especially important to him; Australian-rased, Italian-made wool felt, organic Japanese cotton and 3D-printed rubber all make appearances throughout. See the full A/W ’15 lookbook, above, starring Bolta’s prized glass tooth.