House of Byfield presents Autumn|Winter 2014-15 Collection | Exclusive Interview with Carmichael Byfield

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Recently awarded with the Rotterdam Fashion Awards 2014, International fashion designer Carmichael Byfield presented his AW15 House of Byfield collection at the Hilton Hotel in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Carmichael’s radical and refreshing designs set the perfect tone for a great fashion night out.

Originally from New York Carmichael Byfield (36) has lived since 2008 in the Netherlands, where his passion for designing men’sclothes returned. At an early age Carmichael already got inspired by designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Moschino who in1994 produced flower-printed menswear what really gave him more inspiration to follow their footsteps. After taken part in designers training in Jamaica and New York, his designer’s hands started itching again when he came to the Netherlands.

Here he started a short training again.
In 2011 Carmichael started designing for himself and occupied himself in designing for men’s cloths.House of Byfield‘s designs can be described as discreet and elegant wear with an eye for detail and a sportive touchCarmichael mostly works with light fabrics in asymmetrical layers, so it falls beautifully and natural on the body. His ‘daywear suits‘ are for men who dare to dress well and still aren’t afraid to use color.

Carmichael Byfield a man with a limitless vision!!! Here are some looks from the show! Plus an exclusive interview about the collection!

Black & White Fashion Trend

There’s nothing new about a black and white combo, but there’s a reason, it’s a classic go-to. Both colors are accessible, create a great contrast and highlight smart design.The spring collections showed us that a black and white combination can be both subtle and bold. While Public School employed color blocking for a dramatic statement, labels such as General Idea and Skingraft contrasted with a trim, making a quiet but powerful effect. Meanwhile, Timo Weiland’s lineup showed the genius of layering to create your power ensemble.

Sporty Urbanite Fashion Trend

Urban has become one of fashion’s favorite adjectives over the last couple of seasons. Describing a growing area of the menswear market, urban styles take inspiration from the popularity of streetwear, aiming to achieve a high-end take on sporty, youthful styles that blend the sophistication of the luxury market with the casual attitude of the street.

Chic Leisure Fashion Trend

Menswear designers know that men exist outside of the tailored suiting world and demand comfort and style. Pushing style forward, designers did not disappoint, marrying relaxed fits with varying proportions and versatile pieces that lend themselves on occasions to season-less dressing.

Mens | Womens color Trend

Get a glance into one of our favorite Menswear color palettes for Spring / Summer 2015: New Neutrals. There’s a new group of colors that keep showing up each season, no matter spring or fall. These masculine hues that include indigo blue, dry sage, earth brown, heather blue and vineyard make up a group that has quickly become the “new neutrals.” This super-saturated palette is easily paired back to brights, pastels, or even true neutrals for a refreshingly complicated experiment in styling that resonates with today’s contemporary menswear customer

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WWS:

How was the season for you?

Carmichael Byfield:

The fashion season was fashionable and better than what I’ve expected/predicted to be with approximately (87) publications globally, (2) fashion awards, and (4) international shows.

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WWS:

What was your inspiration for this collection?

Carmichael Byfield:

The latest collections inspired me from reminiscing about New York while living there in the early 90’s


WWS:

What kind of feedback did you get on the collection?

Carmichael Byfield:

The feedback was/still is awesome, the collections went globally to some of the best magazines in the industry and the pictures from the collection is/currently being share on every social media’s.

 

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WWS:

Do you feel there’s a significant interest for young designers at the moment?

Carmichael Byfield:

There’s always rooms for significant upcoming designers, they must remain loyal and dedicated to their un hidden talents and show the world their skills.


WWS:

How do you balance creativity with commerce?

Carmichael Byfield:

I balance creativity and commerce well, cause I’m a die-hard designer.

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WWS:

Are your excited about being sold on FerryStore.com

Carmichael Byfield:

It’s excited to have my designs in clothing stores.


WWS:

Everything you do is produced in the Netherlands. Are buyers sensitive to this?

Carmichael Byfield:

All designs is hand made in the Netherlands and if a store/shops requires a quantity of designs, then I go into productions at a company in Amsterdam


WWS:

Do you have a specific research process when you start a new collection?

Carmichael Byfield:

There isn’t a specific research about designing a collection, and for the fact that when there’s an upcoming shows, creativity starts flowing through my brain.


WWS:

Was there anyone in your family who made you feel like designing?

Carmichael Byfield:

My grandmother is responsible for the man I am today in the fashion fraternity, she spoils me endlessly with clothes as a toddler.

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WWS:

Who inspires you the most in fashion? Anyone who stands out?

Carmichael Byfield:

Caroline Karte, Ed Krijgsman, Piu Bella Visagie, Carla Stroijckens, Ger Valkenburg, Dyon Hagenaars, Angelle Chang, Reginia Falkenburg and Miranda van Wesel, all these names I’ve mentioned, inspired me for the recent show, and I hope they continue to inspire me as I am looking forward on working with them in the near future.


WWS:

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Carmichael Byfield:

Repping fashion globally

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WWS:

Whats your philosophy about the ART of fashion?

Carmichael Byfield

Buyers have a choice


WWS:

What do u enjoy most about designing clothes?

Carmichael Byfield

Cutting the fabrics

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WWS:

Whats the most challenging part?

Carmichael Byfield

Choosing models


WWS:

Does your work reflect your personal fashion taste?? Can you describe your style?

Carmichael Byfield:

Everything I do is fashionable and that reflects on my personality, and the styles continue to describe as: ‘Elegant/Sporty/Edgy/unique/Bold’

Credits:

Pret a porter Fashionshow House of Byfield 18th October 2014

Autumn/Wintercollection 20142015

‘Look and Learn/Fashion over Style’.

Show at the Hilton in Rotterdam

Creative Art Director and Designer: Carmichael Byfield of

http://www.houseofbyfield.com

Fashion Photographer: Fotografe Marjan Hendrikse of

http://www.madriafotografie.nl

and on facebook: Fotografe Marjan Hendrikse

HairStylist/

Mua’s: Ed Krijgsman, Più Bella Visagie Muah, Carla

Stroijckens & Miranda Braaksma

Jewel/VintageBags:

VJR Jewels by: Marianne Moerman

Eye Wear: Mr. Artist Eye

Wear Design by Maarten Voor de Poorte

Shoes: Blue Days Footwear by Yanto Drogt

Art by Miranda van Wesel van Art by Miranda

Male models from MgbNetherlands/MgbModels are Jason Rome,

Rink Feitsma, Cemal Hazebroek, Robin de Ranter, Sebastian Nox, Fabian

von Gelder, Jamarro Diks, Filip Grobgaard,

Female models: Iris Gall, Anneke Gall, Queenie Constancia,

Mirthe HModelpage,

Angelle Chang, Valerie Verhaar, Charelle van Dalm,

Gerbrich Wouda

Male Models: Kuan Jung, Ainsley Lewis Dawndre, Requillio Ommen, Ruben

van Waas