Manly Fashion: Adam Kimmel Fall 2011

by Accidental Bear

“There’s an eagle scarf, a forest knit, and—merciful heavens—a Sasquatch tee.”

via www.style.com

When Adam Kimmel was a kid, the Pacific Northwest meant Twin Peaks and River’s Edge: dark, creepy mood pieces with enough wickedness to capture a rebel teen imagination. How reassuring that Kimmel’s adult experience of the region should so perfectly match his fantasy. That’s thanks to artist Dan Attoe, the man who inspired the designer’s Fall 2011 collection. It was wild in them thar hills when Kimmel and his wife, Leelee, went to stay with the Attoes. In the celluloid aide-mémoire that the couple made to go with the show, Attoe rides his motorbike through snowcapped majesty and gets set upon by Bigfoot—the consummate Northwestern experience, in other words—and you can feel the designer falling under the spell of this “backwoods motorcycle punk,” as he calls him.

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