Rising San Francisco-based fashion designer, dub-reggae aficionado, and all-around-good-guy Evan Kinori has deftly side-stepped any sort of sophomore slump with each passing season of his eponymous line. This one is no different, with a concise collection in which he’s updated many of his now-standard pieces and silhouettes in new fabrics (lots of linen and hemp), and made some new additions to the line as well.
Newness among the SS19 line includes the Bellow Pocket Shirt, two rucksacks, and various six-panel hats done in fabrics found on garments within the collection. The first of that trio is a light jacket/overshirt that’s sure to become a regular fixture for the label, while the other rucksacks are the first bags he’s introduced.
Interesting as it gives a glimpse into how he envisions his pieces to be worn out in the real world as a carefully considered look from head to cropped ankle (perhaps we get footwear to really complete the look next season). Speaking for myself, I give the range full marks as I have a soft spot for lines that are too special to be casual and too casual to be special. It floats in the air between the two, a line that could talk it’s way past security at a symphony hall, and then head to the skatepark afterward.
Check the full collection at Evan Kinori.