There was a 1930’s atmosphere in the air as Aiden Horwood brought his collection ‘Anomalous’ to life, perfectly capturing the essence of an era; that despite the economic struggle, it managed to inspire revolutionary style and hair fashion.
“The objective as a collection was to transcend vintage looks from the 1920s and 1930s and adapt them to give a raw and masculine style tone, reflective of current fashion progression” Aiden Horwood says.
Each image has been intricately personalised to convey a preppy, dapper feel with attention to quirky details; starting with an eccentric untamed, soft, exaggerated silhouette with loose texture and structure. The eccentric hair style has been offset by a dandy fashion esthetic, setting the mood of Horwood’s idiosyncratic collection. A classic barber style with a ‘lived in’ feel can be seen, with the use of colour to enhance both the length and texture of the cut. Another classic barber image sports a slicked back top for a cool touch of class. A brushed out finger wave creates a soft style to contrast a collarless shirt worn, giving the impression of a hard working, tattooed, tough man in one of the images. Yet another image embraces the masculinity of a blunt cut creating a square edge. This image is loaded with style and sophistication, effortlessly capturing the zeitgeist of the 1930s. The final image depicts a rockabilly quaff and samurai knot teamed with a tartan blazer, tie and shorts to give off a school boy illusion. Photographer Karla Majnaric calls the collection, “A beautiful blend of classic style fused with the unconventional”.