So not to long ago I went to see Blake Hyland‘s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, as mentioned here! And I took some pictures of the collection and the crowd, which was budding with all the local fashion students.
Hyland is a Aussie-born, Canadian-based menswear designer that will use any material he can get his hands on. His models were posed on wooden platforms looking incredibly cool in their shades and warrior boots. Two things that stood out was an incredible vest constructed from used canvas and the other was his leather pants, reconstructed from old leather vintage purses.
[Funny Story: as we were admiring the pants the model told us to feel free to feel, so we could understand how he did it. Then the model miss informed us he used vintage jackets. The first thing I though was, what a waste! Luckily, there were pictures of the purses, and I was a bit more relieved.]
Hyland is known for his technical skills, graduating at the top of his class, showcasing at Vancouver Fashion Week and landing jobs with Mono Clothing.