Sydney-based Vanishing Elephant (Felix Chan, Huw Bennett and Arran Russell) joined forces with the singular vision of creating a line committed to producing clothing of quality, purpose and originality.
Making their mark with a classic aesthetic, each collection heralds a return to gentlemanly style with an undeniable modern twist. The label's swift rise to the forefront of Australian menswear was highlighted with the award of Designer of the Year at the prestigious GQ Men of the Year Awards in Sydney in 2010.
One On One - Autumn 202
Vanishing Elephant has taken a rather unique approach to forming their latest One and One collection. For every classic piece of apparel within the range, something of a more eccentric nature has been included as a counterbalance, presenting an expansive colour palette that swings from bold prints and consuming patterns back to refined, ever-wearing shades.
Time has been spent perfecting Vanishing Elephant's staple styles and using premium fabrics in a mix of timeless colours â€” then contrasted with items in bold prints and seasonal shapes.
Key seasonal additions include quilted shirting in a vivid check as well as an olive linen worker jacket, which is also offered up in a maroon woven Aztec pattern. Chinos and tailored shorts in an array of tones are also turned out in oversized paisley box patterns, monogram-style prints and an embroidered white elephant pattern.
Similarly, core shirting in weighted poplins sit alongside paint-speckled prints and polka dot chambray versions. Footwear takes a similar queue with classic suedes and solid leathers mixed with vibrant coloured soles and the introduction of a traditional brogue style in buffed yellow leather.
This season sees a much-welcomed return to simple pieces with understated detailing, while also satisfying the dual demand for classic cuts in more outlandish patterns and colourways, as has become the Vanishing Elephant calling card. Through mixing the collections lo-fi styles with its more unapologetically exuberant pieces, Vanishing Elephant have struck upon a formula for constructing the ideal daily uniform.