COLBO NYC ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF SUMMER / FALL 2023 COLLECTION DURING PARIS MENSWEAR FASHION WEEK
Colbo’s largest collection to date will be unveiled alongside a series of capsule collections with Adish, Camiel Fortgens, Karu Research and more, during a five-day curated event in Le Marais, Paris, June 20-25
From Left to Right: Model wears a Belgian washed upholstery-linen overcoat and a 70’s deadstock cotton weaved skirt in purple and beige; Model is wearing a linen waffle shirt in beige layered over the wedding shirt; Model is wearing a 100% silk mesh, sheer two-tone button shirt.
Hailing from the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Colbo NYC, a multidisciplinary space and in-house fashion label, today announces the upcoming release of ‘Mixed Feelings’ Summer / Fall 2023 collection, featuring pieces suitable for both men and women, made entirely in New York City. The collection will be first unveiled during a five-day pop-up experience at Paris Menswear Fashion Week, 20-25 of June, 2023.
Founded in 2021, Colbo is a label that occupies a space between contemporary fashion, comfort, and quiet luxury, with an underlying commitment to responsible production. Deeply inspired by Indian/spiritual culture, 80’s-90’s fashion and Northern European minimalism, Colbo’s original silhouettes are developed from mostly deadstock fabrics from around the world, resulting in a unique visual aesthetic and a recognisable color palette. Colbo takes pride in its high quality products, crafted in small ateliers in NYC’s garment district, in limited quantities.
With its largest release to date, Colbo’s heightened aesthetics for Summer / Fall 2023 conveys a merge of concepts, with the inspiration largely leaning on contradicting elements; Summer and Fall, New York and Paris, Innovative and Timeless, City and Nature.
From Left to Right: Model wears cobalt blue linen Banaras shirt styled over the same shirt in beige linen; Left model wears beige denim trousers, natural denim bucket hat and a frayed edge cotton-linen canvas overshirt. Right model wears a deadstock italian blue linen scarf in blue layered over a sheer vest; Model is wearing a Japanese cotton-nylon blend oversized cloak above a utilitarian “cone” top, layered over a crisp Korean fabric band collar shirt.
SUMMER / FALL 2023 COLLECTION: ‘MIXED FEELINGS’
Broadening the brand’s horizons, the pieces introduce new cobalt blue, soft lilac and dimmed peach hues to the signature Colbo creamy color palette, as well as exciting textured fabrics including various linens, cotton-nylon blends, a crunchy velvet and a wide-wale corduroy. Made in a mixture of stock and deadstock, the fabrics were mostly sourced from Italy, Japan, Belgium, and locally in the USA.
Captured outdoors at Public Records, Tal Silberstein’s (Founder & Designer) old stomping ground, in the recently opened Nursery and beyond, models can be seen wearing layer upon layer of breezy, crisp garments. Among them are the brand’s signature pinstriped Italian cotton ‘Office Shirts’, also made in a soft sheer Japanese cotton-poly blend, which are styled with cream-colored overshirts with frayed rough edges and lined with custom dyed natural Corozo buttons from Italy. The collections’ expertly crafted, flowing ‘Pleat Pants’, made in five different materials, perfectly capture the essence of a city summer with their draped nature, especially paired with ‘camel’ Sandals, directly imported from Jerusalem. Made from Japanese cotton-nylon blends, the impeccable lightweight ‘Melrose Jacket’ offers an adjustable shape thanks to cinching on the body and sleeves of the garment. Several of the looks were captured amongst high-fidelity customized speakers created by Devon Turnbell of Ojas.
From Left to Right: Model adorns a 70’s deadstock cotton weaved skirt and the ‘Wedding shirt’ in beige, layered under a purple pinstripe office shirt; Model wears hand-knitted crochet crop sweater made from extrafine merino
wool Italian Yarn; Model wears Belgian sandwashed linen shirt in plum, japanese paper-cotton blend shorts and an off white color raglan sleeve lightweight coat made from recycled crisp nylon.
Accessories include several thin and delicate summer scarves made from Italian cashmere; white and purple-washed tote bags made from repurposed deadstock fabric; utilitarian 70’s style duffle bags caught in a shade between walnut and plum; and a unique take on a bucket hat crafted from natural denim and cotton-silk scraps from Colbo’s previous collection.
‘Mixed Feelings’ explores vintage fabrics and their usage, balancing different textures and constantly searching after relations between the material and the silhouette. These soft silhouettes and with their sharp, fine edges, thoughtful structural details and attention to quality and construction are signature elements with which the nascent brand has established itself since opening in downtown Manhattan in 2021.
Anchored around the release of ‘Mixed Feelings’, the week of happenings will also see the launch of several exclusive capsule collaborations with other labels, including Dutch Camiel Fortgens, Israeli-Palestinian brand Adish, India based Karu Research, Japanese cult brand Sillage, and local NYC friends and collaborators Archie and Csillag.
From Left to Right: Model wears the pleat pant in light purple Italian silk linen, a long sleeve, extra wide Japanese rib shirt under a sheer, deadstock wool button-down adorned with Mother of Pearl buttons, on top of which he wears a cream summer lightweight jacket ‘robe’ , made from deadstock crunchy washed-like nylon, holding a 70’s-style utilitarian duffle bag made from a linen-nylon outdoor upholstery material, ; Model wears lilac linen-cotton drawstring pants styled with a cashmere summer scarf; 70’s utilitarian duffle bag and Colbo raw double brim Bucket hat.
Inspired by the aesthetic of both brands, Dutch fashion designer Camiel Fortgens and Colbo NYC release their exclusive capsule collaboration consisting of 3 pieces; Grandma Pants, Trucker Style Jacket and CF cap – all made from the same exclusive mini-cord sand/blue tone material, mutually selected, and exclusive to this capsule. This collaboration was brought about after a longstanding relationship between the two, with Camiel Fortgens being one of the first out-house designers sold in Colbo’s New York retail space.
Israeli-Palestinian brand Adish exclusively collaborated with Colbo NYC on a range of limited pieces for Paris MFW. The 2 garments manage to pair Adish’s iconic traditional embroidery elements with Colbo’s aesthetic, palette and tonal ideation, creating a collective work which highlights expert global craftsmanship in a casual and comfortable manner that suits both brands.
Colbo NYC is majorly influenced by Indian and spiritual culture. As such, Indian luxury brand and LVMH prize 2023 Semi-finalist Karu Research are collaborating with Colbo on an exclusive capsule that is a tribute to George Harrison’s time spent in India. Expect over sized, hippie silhouettes, subtle tones, and ‘Ram’ references.
Tokyo-based Sillage challenges traditional silhouettes with urban, hip-hop influences and a lot of improvisation. Sold in Colbo’s New York City retail space starting this coming fall, the brand has provided an exclusive set of items to be only available at the Paris pop-up.
Archie is an insular fashion label producing only eight and twelve units of each style, all crafted from Japanese fabrics. Similar to Colbo, Archie’s production is handled by a small, family-owned factory in New York’s Garment District. For this occasion, an assortment of exclusive and purposeful limited edition Archie items are available.
Local NYC friend and collaborator, Csillag, pronounced: Chill-äh-g, is another brand providing unique pieces especially for the Pop Up event. With an emphasis on fabric sourcing, all garments are of the highest quality, with many being one of a kind. Collaborative cap made from deadstock herringbone and collaborative embroidery, exclusive t-shirt , and one off items made from deadstock materials.
Parisian tableware brand TABLE offers products to colorfully garnish mealtimes.