Thursday, May 14, 2009
Spring + Summer 2010 Collection marks the dawn of AELEIS - a new and innovative menswear design concept borne and inspired by New York City. AELEIS is founder Philippe Trinh's solo debut into a predominantly woven shirt collection.
"I love the patters, the absence of color and confidence that the Lower East Side exudes," says Trinh. "Reworked, abstracted and stripped down to the bare essentials - you're left with something very clean and refined, but still comfortable and sleek."
About the Spring + Summer 2010 Collection:
"I wanted my first collection to be focused on classic menswear staples, primarily the perfect fitting woven shirt. I've taken the classic woven shirt, refined it with superb construction, included hand-finishing techniques, and gave it a little twist. It's stylish and designer-made, but more accessible."
That little twist in Trinh's collection comes alive in camp shirts with double collars, woven shirts with turtle necks and military shirts in his signature black-and-white check. The collection also incorporates knits, such as tissue-weight jersey in closely fit silhouettes. AELEIS shirts are easily recognizable by the slightly higher set armholes, longer, leaner fits, and chain locker looks and precision in collar treatments, shapes and details.
"There's no obvious branding on the exterior. You just have to have notice and appreciate it for its luxurious fit, fabric and superior craftsmanship."
All of Trinh's garments are completely manufactured in the United States, primarily in New York City's famed garment district. The factories AELEIS employs have long been a staple of numerous fashion powerhouses, including Marc Jacobs, Perry Ellis and Adam Lippes.
About Philippe Trinh:
Philippe Trinh is the founder and Designer of AELEIS. Prior to starting AELEIS, Trinh studied under such coveted designers as Philip Lim, Adam Lippes and R. Scott French. Philippe currently resides in New York Cities, Lower East Side.