“Settling into a new country is like getting used to a new pair of shoes. At first they pinch a little, but you like the way they look, so you carry on. The longer you have them, the more comfortable they become. Until one day without realizing it you reach a glorious plateau. Wearing those shoes is like wearing no shoes at all. The more scuffed they get, the more you love them and the more you can‘t imagine life without them.”
This is how German label Reality Studio feel about their recent relocation from Berlin to Portugal. The move has clearly had a defining effect on them as their AW15 collection, 'Moving', takes it's inspiration from workwear. We see removal men-esque overalls and nylon strapping and canvas, sitting alongside cozy wool plaids. Bulky pockets, loops, metal zips & press buttons are strong details referring to worker trousers and jackets.
Reality Studio excel at the muted, unstated palette and this collection is no exception, with hues like indigo blue, forest green, grey and fire red. This season, they collaborated with Kim Nekarda, a German artist who is based in Berlin, resulting in a beautiful blue printed jumpsuit. The plaid jackets are also wonderful and perfect for this awful confusion of weather we seem to be suffering from here in Scotland.