#TFW Behind the Scenes at Klaxon Howl Autumn/Winter 2013
Toronto-based photographer Jeffrey Chan sent us over some BTS shots from hands down one of our favorite Canadian menswear brands, from Toronto Fashion Week, happening now. I remember my first experience at a Klaxon Howl show. As distracting as the models were, with their perfect bodies and long hair, I remember also the staging, as if the runway had been transformed into a scene of a shipwreck, a giant anchor acting as the focal point. This time too, Matt Robinson created a ‘show’, with Klaxon Howl AW 2013 collection, as a dark room gave way to spotlights, first on a lone guitarist, strumming dissonantly, then gradually to other models in the room — clad in black beanies, boxy camel-colored jackets and relaxed-fit pants, military-inspired jacket with leather detailing at the cuffs, and a chocolate brown and black varsity jacket with patch pockets – exemplifying the designer’s vision: the label is “anti-fashion,” and that he’s not about reinventing the status quo each season. It is about building menswear staples using high-quality fabrics alongside cuts that will stand the test of time.