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A look at the Fall/Winter 2011 collection for Native Son reveals a more progressive aesthetic for the maturing label. Continuing to place an emphasis on classic suiting, the pieces show the brand’s dedication to fine tailoring and a commitment to quality fabrics. In addition to its standard single and double-breasted designs, Native Son has tinkered with other variations of suiting by ribbing the panels of one suit jacket and tucking others into pants underneath wide, elastic waistbands. The brand has also expanded its outwear range, offering a variety of wool overcoats and leather motorcycle jackets.
Alongside the lookbook, Native Son has released a three-part video as part of an art installation by Isaac Rentz for the label’s Fall/Winter 2011 presentation at New York Fashion Week. Entitled “The Track, The Train, The Travelor,” the video is part documentary, part social experiment as it focuses on three different subjects who are confined to a room for 36 hours. Supplied with various tools and equipment, the subjects are observed as they go through a creative process to modify their environments.