Surface to Air S/S 11: Postcards from the Edge
January 10th, 2011
In Surface to Air’s Spring/Summer collection, fashion-lovers are taken on a wild ride from Puritanism to moral decline. From the front seat of a convertible in the Mexican desert, to helping out on grandma’s ranch, to the back of a motorcycle, S2A veers from innocent to rebellious.
The journey starts with desert-inspired pieces that are bleached-out, sun-damaged and occasionally infused with Mexican heat through the use of color. While women’s nude silk shirts fold over short pomegranate skirts, men effortlessly pair destroyed black chino shorts with 80’s-style bleached blue tanks.
All subtleties are tossed aside in the next stop on this road trip. Inspired by movies like From Dusk till Dawn, Thelma and Louise and Paris, Texas, Surface to Air blends 90’s punk, Texan explorer, and rebel without a cause to create amazing day, night and casual clothing. Motivated by fierce style icons like Juliette Lewis and Natassja Kinski, this side of S2A’s collection brings leather leggings, transparent charcoal dresses and animal print cardigans. A similar transition to the darker side of the border can be seen in men’s black waxed parkas and black jersey suits.
This collection’s venture towards moral decline is most evident in dark, glamorous pieces influenced by the crazy, animalistic side of the desert. Form-fitting leather dresses, deep vees, Black Sabbath graphic t-shirts and silk palm print jumpsuits highlight this supernatural and seductive pit stop.
Surface to Air’s dedication to casual, comfortable athletic styles rounds up this adventurous fashion ride. Reminiscent of a Texas ranch in the 1970s, denim dresses, shorts, and skirts take over the women’s side of this Spring/Summer collection. The majority of men’s pieces focus on this outdoorsy 70’s vibe: cardigans and suede jackets paired with vintage jeans, classic button-ups and hoodies matched with bleached-out chinos.
Clad in S2A, we’re ready for our summer roadtrip, whether our destination is the ranch, the biker bar, or both.
Words Anna LeGresleyTweet