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Mateo Velasquez Largo – Inspired by Medieval Japanese Warriors

Name: Mateo Velasquez Largo

Age: 21

From: London

My Garment: Oversized pleated coat inspired by the warriors of medieval Japan.

What Style Means To Me: Style should state who you are without need of introducing yourself, it should make other people want to know who you are.

My Concept: During this project I researched Japanese Samurais and modern day miners and linked the shapes of their garments and their take on manhood to my design concept, to provide a fresh take on menswear. My chosen garment, an oversized pleated coat, is a non-common shape and pattern in menswear, which challenges the status quo and pushes the boundaries to create something new, fresh and fashion forward.

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