Dent de Man Spring/Summer 2016
Dent de Man's classic suits bring tradition and modernity clashing together in daring prints worn by artists, actors and artisans. The Spring/Summer 2016 collection introduces new directions, shapes and silhouettes, with collarless jackets, tuxedo lapels and casual tailored pieces adding new ideas and interest to the freshly curated print selection. The influence comes from the idea that the best-laid plans may lead you in unexpected directions to discover unknown elements of life. African rituals that remain out of the light might be frightening, but the experience enriches and inspires you.
This season’s introduction of Le Bobo line explores this voyage of discovery across a canvas of shirts, shorts, and trucker jackets, t-shirts. Shirts and t-shirts are longer in length and bring digital prints and recurring mask motifs to the collection. We invite you to take our trip and make it your journey.
Dent de Man
Dent de Man is a menswear brand created in 2012 by British-Ivorian designer, Alexis Temomanin. Dent de Man’s approach to luxury is defined by mixing classic tailoring with patterned fabric. The Dent de Man lifestyle is defined by freedom, quality and “esthétisme”, empowering individuals to dress for themselves. Self-expression is core to Dent de Man’s philosophy.
The brand prides itself on the use of vintage fabrics and celebration of ancient printing techniques, adapting decadent and bold Java prints, forming distinctive and irreplaceable pieces.
All Dent de Man fabric is carefully sourced and imbibed in. Through a partnership with VLISCO, Dent de Man has access to over 100 years of archived fabrics. Dent de Man has quickly gained a loyal fan-base in the music industry (Little Dragon, Mystery Jets, Rudimental etc) and been recognized by the international fashion press.
the Designer, Alexis Temomanin
The creation of Dent de Man by Alexis Temomanin is tied to the colourful Véritable Wax Hollandais prints that dominate the streets of Ivory Coast. Alexis has strong emotional ties with this fabric as it represents his quest to find a loved relative lost at a young age. Working with printed fabric has reconnected Alexis with his past and transformed a painful memory into something positive and beautiful. The complexity of prints allowed a revisiting of Alexis’ complex childhood memories. In creating Dent de Man, Alexis overcame solitude, leaving resentment behind to open a new life chapter. Due to the emotional ties linked to each print and garment, Alexis decided to remain physically anonymous in order to preserve his jardin secret.