Descendant of Thieves Mixes Cozy, Color, and Concept For FW18

Descendant of Thieves Mixes Cozy, Color, and Concept For FW18

Descendant of Thieves offers something for every man.

Descendant of Thieves offers something for every man.

Text: Megan Armstrong

New York-based indie menswear brand Descendant of Thieves debuted its FW18 collection last night at Creative Drive Studios on Water Street during the first day of New York Fashion Week Men's. The collection continues with the brand's calling card of slim fits but also includes the occasional loose-fitting overcoat. Just when you think you've got the entire collection pinned down to dark tones and flannel, a new look with bright orange and flowers alters the perception, which speaks to the co-founders Matteo Maniatty and Dres Ladro's immense inspiration. Though the range is broad, it still remains streamlined.

"We were inspired by the traditional yet controversial English Fox Hunt," cofounder and creative director Matteo Maniatty said of the collection. "We considered the fox hunt's strict clothing etiquette when building the collection into three distinct and competing teams. However, there is a twist on the interpretation of the hunt. Our version of a fox is someone who is handsome, chic, and a distinctive dandy. By inverting the idea of the fox hunt, we also modified the definition of the 'kill.'

"In this case, the audience, editors, influencers and photographers actually become the hunter with the intention of nailing that 'killer shot,'" he went on. "The objective of the game remains constant with the ultimate goal of capturing the fox.” Click through different looks in the collection below.

Credits: Hair: Oribe Grooming: Lab Series Skincare for Men Shoes: Descendant of Thieves x Jibs Life Photos: Dan Lecca

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