I am getting excited. It is only 4 weeks until this body of mine will feel the warmth and sun of Bali. As with any tropical summer holiday, I always take staple essentials. As a regular traveller, I feel as though I have perfected the essentials list. From sunscreen to the perfect pair of shorts, I like to think I have this packing thing down pat. Here is my list of MUST HAVES when travelling to a tropical destination:
I first stumbled upon this label when I walked into their concept store in Seminyak, Bali. Initially the aesthetics of the store itself captured my attention with its rustic yet modern, edgy interior. Casting my eyes to each item of clothing further solidified my intital impression of the label. Fuelled by the necessity of music, love and good times, the labels designs reflect the value of creativity, individuality and eccentricity. Tiring of the superflous overflow of unoriginal designs, TIALS is a breath of fresh air and echoes the need for fashion to reflect individuality not conformity.
With model/actress/all encompassing creative being Fa Empel aka FA’velapunk, as the current face of the label, the latest video featuring the FW13 collection Tiger Blood is very cool. The collection is street yet modern with its androgynous undertones. It speaks of creativity and originality, not confining itself to the masculine or the feminine. Featuring monochrome looks, cut out crops, structured designs and staple tees, the collection is playful, fun and daring all the same. It is rare for a collection to have so many different elements and succeed in being original. This Is A Love Song certainly does.
TIALS will continue to develop a strong almost cult like following of individuals who crave inspiration and vision.
Remember Handsome Wanderers, style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma.