What I like about Fiongal is how it’s a menswear label that understands how to be playful without being farcical and most importantly makes wit wearable. They achieve the balance where so many menswear designers fail between injecting humour into their designs while remaining classic.
The gentleman wearing Fiongal veers between English dandy and American Ivy League as they are introduced to bold 'pop' colour, as brighter hues are paired with more neutral fundamentals.
The clothes on first inspection appear very luxe, very tailored very well, Italian; however upon further investigation you begin to notice they bear a hint of childhood whimsy notable in the rounder wider buttons, the ‘cowboy’ fringing , the spaghetti like strings emerging from around the collar and the necklace which reminds me of your shell jewellery making days. This trip down memory lane is something which is only furthered by the washed out dusted red tailored cycling shorts and the knee patch trousers which denote early 90’s summer days.
I think this collection merges both the man and the boy providing the perfect balance between growing up as boyhood staples gain more polish and sophistication yet remain inherently themselves.
Images courtesy of Fiongal.
Posted by Susan Walsh