Nothing gold can stay—Frost was right on that count. But sometimes the modern can indeed be aged to perfection. Inspired by a Yoshihiko Ueda book on the architecture of Mies van der Rohe, Bonobos' VP of Design, Dwight Fenton, designed the company's 2015 Spring Collection around a similar aesthetic of time-mellowed modernism. In his own words, "Modernism is always thought of as new and sleek, but it weathers over time just like anything else and the result is beautiful, it becomes more inclusive, more inviting. So I wanted to apply that idea to clothes; modern and relevant, but not overwrought.”
The resulting color palette cold-shimmers with an understated array of steel, moss, and grey atypical of previous spring collections; the clothing includes everything from American-milled denim to tailored options in Old World fabrics, and it will be available for purchase in March of 2015.
Surely a modern man can wait that long . . .
Photography by Ryan Slack