BIASA’s latest menswear collection is a musing of gentlemanly confidence in today’s modern era. Its rendition of “soft optimism,” the season’s theme, trickles into playful unpredictability that oozes youthful spirit and into thoughtful versatility, where the proverb “clothes maketh the man” comes justified.
Traversing between urban and resort wear, menswear basics get a makeover with subtle application of the brand’s signature appliqué layering. What appears to be a plain linen Harris T-shirt is elevated with fine appliqué of irregular check pattern in a similar colour. The white short-sleeved Hanley shirt takes on a similar treatment, with more details to be discovered through close inspection or by touch.
With more ensembles leaning toward soft terracotta palette, freestyle stitching almost becomes a dancing paintbrush on a blank canvas. The multi-coloured long-sleeved Hessel is etched with jagged lines at the centre. Meanwhile, the black Hadley shirt sports star-like stitches, inducing a sense of motion to a semi-formal slim-fit piece. Combining both appliqué and stitching is the Harsha shirt with its artistic tulip icon on the left chest. Perfect for either a weekend getaway or a cocktail evening, this charming sartorial number is one to covet.
That trait of style versatility is part of what BIASA men boast from season to season. A strong example in the Holiday 2019/2020 collection is none other than the Akkare espadrilles. With patent leather on the front, these kicks stroll at ease from coasts to cities. Even more versatile is the Haslett Bermuda shorts. Its reversible functionality shows a geometric camouflage print on one side and colourful stripes the other.
More often than not, such unique qualities underline BIASA’s handsome craftsmanship. There is understated confidence in each conceptual detail, from the fabric to the finishing. Each element is then designed to suit a man who is carefree in his self-expression and tactfully intelligent in his presentation.