This quote from Kurt Cobain marks the ethos of Daniel Palillo SS14 collection titled “Me Against The World”. Like with Palillo’s earlier work, there is a strong focus on types (especially on that of the slacker), which are this time mainly drawn from and inspired by the spirit of the 1990′s.
In the words of Daniel Palillo:
“Daniel Palillo is back with the biggest collection of his seven-year career as a designer. Paradoxically, in all its vastness, spring/summer 2014 celebrates the art of dreamy, short working days. It is a call for slackers* to unite: to wear their pajamas to work, and do what they like.
Working life, according to Palillo, should not be about what one does but about the way in which he or she does it—or what makes them do it. “You just need to find your music,” he says. Like a method actor, Palillo aspires to complete emotional identification with his designs. Right now, they channel street views from strolling around in New York.
Me Against the World attempts to generate with clothing the empowering feeling that one gets from listening to great songs. Try wearing a t-shirt that says ‘Eat my’ written on it with rainbow-colored letters or a romantic flower-patterned beret and see where this takes you. Be bold and stay cool.”
*Slacker: a person who avoids work or effort; a young person (esp. in the 1990s) of a subculture characterized by apathy and aimlessness.
Above you can see the vastness of the SS14 collection line-up, which comprised of more than 250 pieces. Narrowing that into a relatively small selection for a Helsinki retailer and e-store can be a bit of a task, so to make it a unique and suitable range for Acolyth store, we chose some items straight from the lookbook and then customised designs from the samples. Below you can see the styles that were taken straight from the line-up and that are now available in the e-store for pre-order (click here):
In addition to these styles, Acolyth e-store will stock items that have not either been shot for the lookbook or they are designs that have been combined from showroom samples, by taking a print detail there and an applique detail there. Pictures taken at Daniel Palillo showroom that follow should give you an insight into what it will all be about:
Credit Card Cap
Hand Longsleeve T-Shirt
Oversize Peace Print T-Shirt
Peace Print T-Shirt
Peace Print Tanktop
Rubber Band Pants
Slacker Eyes T-Shirt
Yin Yang Mouse T-Shirt
Yin Yang Top
Daniel Palillo SS14 “Me Against The World” will available in the e-store and store in February-March 2014. Right now we have Daniel Palillo AW13 in the-estore and SS13 on sale.
Daniel Palillo SS14 lookbook courtesy of Daniel Palillo
Photography Paavo Lehtonen
Producer Mari Nurmenniemi / Makeup Miika Kemppainen
Hair Sanni Syd / Photo Paavo Lehtonen
Models Konsta Modelboom , Kirsi , Pirita , Brand
Styling Henna Koskinen / Graphic Design Tony Eräpuro