In the Face of Fear by Preston Douglas
Preston Douglas is back with his third collection entitled "In the Face of Fear." The collection is heavily influenced by his father's battle with cancer and the feelings that surround that. I was initially drawn to Douglas's designs due to its 90's rave, anti-fashion approach that seems to be trending heavily in men's fashion. Douglas's collection is very unique due to its great color use and styling. The geometric shapes and vibrant blue colors are simplistic, but were carefully chosen for specific meanings. Below Douglas describes his feelings and influences of his latest collection.
"My third collection, In The Face of Fear, is inspired by my father's fight and the courage we must call on to walk through fear, to fight back against it. The heavy graphic prints on many of the pieces from this collection are representative of the feeling I get in my chest when fear takes hold. The stacked squares represent the layers of raw emotion surrounding the fear, and their transition from black to white signifies one’s determination to face the fear rather than drown in blue melancholy. The use of bondage accessories throughout the collection visually explores the notion that fear is a form of self-bondage that can be overcome. The design aesthetic of this collection is inspired by silhouettes of 90's European rave culture while exploring the similarities from that period with traditional southern prep wear." - Preston Douglas
Be sure to check out Preston Douglas's latest collection video and lookbook below.