July 24, 2013 New York
In a line premised on evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, growth, even a small introduction like a printed T-shirt can send tremors. The rest of the men's story of the season hewed to familiar lines—the usual BLK DNM trio of leather, denim, and tailoring—with some more inky blues in the color palette, and a new, slightly longer, swingier leather jacket (Leather Jacket 65, in company numerology) added to the mix. But FREEDOM was the new message. Some standard shapes (a bomber, a blazer, a topcoat) were even done up in sheer organza so that the text could be seen through them. And now that the plug of silence has been pulled, the shouting may continue. Lindeberg has already lined up a new collaboration, with the New York-based Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson, on a selection of items printed with Einarsson's text-based pieces.