Danish designer Paw Hansen is one of the front runners in a blossoming and exciting wave of menswear talent working out of London.
A progressive designer with an obvious desire for perfection, Paw combines sporty and military influences in his designs which are then produced using only the finest quality fabrics he can lay his hands on. Previous cover stars, The XX were swooning over his leather bomber jacket during the shoot, and they are not the only ones. Paw is becoming the secret fancy of London’s gents; although the secret cannot last much longer with his second collection.
For Spring Summer 13 the collection focused on functionality and the use of the most lightweight materials. The aim, the designer claims, was “to make a tight collection of sporty pieces that work well together but individually are progressive pieces within their own category”. The favourite piece in the Clash office is the reversible parka, which is constructed using two layers of water repellent Italian nylon as well as a removable cotton lined vest which zip’s right out.
After a trend of brash statement menswear, Paw is flying the flag for the understated, the classic, the modern must haves.
Words: John Colver