Sunday, July 22, 2012

Cold Method SS13 - interview with head designer Dieter de Cock

Men Trend had a unique opportunity to interview the head designer of Cold Method and obviously we want to share this with you! We introduce in this post the SS13 collection of Cold Method and an interview with Dieter de Cock, head designer of this brand.
Enjoy!


Dieter de Cock

Q: Your biggest inspiration for this collection was: 'Sympathy for the Devil' and Mick Jagger. How did you come up with this?
A: I always get very inspired by movies, art and music. This summer I wanted to create a more happy feeling, a freer spirit. This means the use of more colors, giving a more positive message to the audience.
That's why I came up with the idea of doing something with hippie subculture that existed in London in the late 60s. The documentary 'Sympathy for the Devil' was filmed those days. Mick Jagger is a very interesting person because of his liberating hippie-feeling, but at the same time he could be quite conservative as well. He often wore a classic English suit or a tennis sweater for example. This contrast itself was very interesting to me.
That's  why my dressed part of the collection is inspired by Savile Row; the colors, prints and the bit oversized T-shirts provide the hippie touch.





Q:Why did you decide not to have a fashion show for this collection?
A: It just suited better with the theme. I brought it back to basic and just focussed on the clothes and how I created them. When you do the runway thing, it’s all about the show. Now, with an intimate presentation, I had the chance to throw light on things myself. I divided my collection in 3 main colors and put the focus on the clothing!

Q: How long does it take to prepare such a presentation?
A: The first time I had the idea for the collection was already in November 2011. Half December until the end of January we were busy drawing everything, choosing fabrics, deciding on colors,... In February, March and April working on prototypes, visiting manufacturers... In May we made the definitive samples. At this point we also started thinking about the presentation/show. But most of the things happened in June. We work with a small team so we’re always on the ball.  
Q: How did you came up with the idea of working with a floral background?
A: I really wanted to do something more 'happy' for the backdrop. We worked together with LM Flowerfashion, a PR-company that links florists with fashion events.
We made a whole wall of Gerbera's of Holstein. This was already decided in May, so for everybody who thinks we stole the idea after seeing the Dior couture show... we have to disappoint you guys!
Q: What’s your favorite piece of this collection?
A: That would have to be the blue and red striped suit! For me personally, it’s a new sort of “Dandy Rock-‘n-roll”. Any man who dares to wear this suit is a true hero!

Q: How do you make the selection of the models? Do you select them yourself?
A: I try to do as much as possible myself. We start with a couple of guys who have modelled before for the brand. They became sort of friends of Cold Method. Some of them were simply hired at street castings!
I want them to represent the average, contemporary man. I don't want to stick to one type of guy: we try to reach a large target market, you can also notice that with the models. This time I must say that I’ve tried to use the same type of guys for every main color.


Christophe's (Men Trend) favorite!



Nino's (Men Trend) favorite!

Dieter's favorite!


We would like to thank Dieter de Cock for his kindness and willingness to work with us. Thank you so much for making this post possible!
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70 comments:

  1. Alcuni pezzi sono davvero molto belli!

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  2. It's a great collection, the striped suit is awesome!!!

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  3. great collection. http://www.trendsection.blogspot.com

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  4. waow.. awesome and great interview too.. its such a cool idea to use floral background.. he is awesome.. btw, thx for visiting and a lovely comment on my blog

    kuti
    http://ishootstyle.blogspot.com

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  5. The collection is really awesome! It's so cheerful :)

    Thanks for passing by!

    Danni.-

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  6. really great collection & interview
    actually reminds me a lot of j.crew!

    xo,
    a coy perspective

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  7. Hello! I just came across your blog! Love the idea of a men's fashion blog! the backdrop in these photos is fabulous! I’ve decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  8. La colexion el perfecta,e gusta tu blog, ya te sigo :D
    Saludos!

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  9. I feel like I wanna grab all those clothes!



    hey, mind to follow each other? tell me if you want :D
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  10. love the collection !!


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  11. great interview, talented designer...

    xxx Ros.e.

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  12. Amaazing blog and I really love it.

    Very nice photos :))



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  13. my favourite is just below Christophe's! the hippie sense has indeed been perfectly brought to those summer outfit, the classic colours and cuts match the flowery scene pretty well.

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  14. Oh wat tof, leuk interview! Mooie collectie ook.

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  15. great interview! can definitely see the mick jagger influences :)

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    SideSmile Style Blog

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  16. Cute!

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  17. Hello! Great blog! The last post is very interesting and beautiful! Let's follow each other, if you agree, then let me know!)))

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  18. Thanks for following me! I followed you on Bloglvoin too ;)


    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  19. lovely post! thx so much for following back:)
    xx chris

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  20. Really really interesting post and great opportunity to be able to interview a fashion designer! love your blog I'm so going to follow you guys :)

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  21. Thanks for the love on my blog! xx Glad you stopped by, this is such a cool blog! new follower on Bloglovin' & GFC, would love for you to follow back! xx

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  22. Very Awesome Clothing!! :D

    xo - David

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  23. Great interview. Also love the collection!

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  24. What a great interview! This collection is amazing!
    I would love for you to visit my blog sometime!!
    :)
    Allison

    P.S. I'm having an INTERNATIONAL $75 Shopbop giveaway on my blog, so don't forget to enter! :)
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  25. my favorite would be the first photo. But over all, it's a great collection. I love the color touch he brought. it's a spirit of summer!

    xoxo
    kelimutu

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  26. fallin in love with all of jackets and blazers.
    especially the 3rd and 4th one!

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  27. i wish more men willing to wear these sharp colors! great photos!

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    http://the-stylefringe.blogspot.com

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  28. amazing collection of suits, love the fun floral background!
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
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  29. so summer. love the designs. and thanx for sharing your interview with such a talented designer. starting to google Cold Method. ill be giving this idea to my boyfriends.

    just me,
    Phioxee

    Phioxeetravel.blogspot.com

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  30. the background is amazing!! i really like some of the jackets! the turquoise blue one its so nice!

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  31. A great collection ! Nice colours, really fresh, and great pics !

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  32. Very nice collection and I love the floral backdrop!

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  33. Cold Method is such an amazing brand!



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  34. Great interview! Love the collection, too. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  35. Lovley stuff

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  36. Hey ! thanks for your comment

    Love all the jackets

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    new outfit post

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  37. nice interview :), and also great collection

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  38. amazing interview! what an honour!!!

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  39. Bedankt voor je leuke reactie op mijn blog!
    Hele leuke blog voor heren deze & Ik ga hem delen met wat male-friends!

    xo
    IDM
    www.ilsedaniellemartina.blogspot.com

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  40. Great collection! Love the striped suit...
    and the background of the pics is beautiful!
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  41. what a beautiful collection, great colors and shapes

    now following Xo Megan

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  42. Thanks for the comment! :) Perfect blog, I follow you !


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    xx

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  43. nice interview, the brand looks very cool and stylish !

    wanna follow on facebook and twitter ?

    Kisses

    Hannah

    Elegantesque Blog

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  44. great interviw! i love his collection!!!! kisses

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  45. Nice job on the interview--very professional. I think it's a pretty interesting collection.

    Keep up the good work.

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  46. Thanks for you comment on my blog :)

    I love your blog and the concept! I'm now a new follower of yours

    <3

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  47. DIGGING THE STRIPED SUIT LOOK!;)
    XX




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  48. This is an amazing collection! Something my boyfriend and I approve of greatly!
    -Amy

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  49. thanks for the love honey, i'm following you now :)
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  50. This is a really good collection

    xx
    meinmode.blogspot.com

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  51. Great collection!! Love how he uses color :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  52. this collection is great
    I enjoyed reading this interview

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  53. Gave collectie en mooie foto's! Liefs

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  54. Amazing and inspiring proposals!

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  55. wow great looks! I lovee all the colours too! xx danii

    http://ecobirdstyle.blogspot.com.au/

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  56. Wow..!! Such a nice post. I like the way you write. Keep posted...

    Regards,
    Ray Grimm

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  57. Hello! Great blog! The last post is very interesting and beautiful! Let's follow each other, if you agree, then let me know!))

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