Known for his menswear and sportif signatures, outstanding designer, Joey Samson, launches yet another promising collection for retail brand, Human. Joey’s previous collections for the clothing label (this is his fourth) had been received affirmatively, showcasing the designer’s flair for creating street-ready yet runway-worthy pieces.
The brand has been known for pieces that fit into the laid-back lifestyle spiked with some edgy pieces here and there. With its latest collection, however, Human’s light and easy vibe—style-wise—takes a slight turn to a little more artful direction with the idea of emboldened basics.
"This particular collection is special because I tried to inject a trend, which is color-blocking, and made it more mainstream and accessible," reveals Joey. "It's not your ordinary street wear. I tried making it modern."
Joey used the classic tennis wear silhouette as starting point. "From there, I integrated color-blocking to make it look more current. And I find it fulfilling that the young girls and boys are able to incorporate such a trend into their wardrobe," he adds.
Joey’s signature tailoring makes a powerful statement with white and grey tunics and—for the brazen ones—high-waist boyfriend shorts. Playsuits and color-blocked dresses set against black are easy choices for the girly girls while boyish touches come in the form of varsity jackets—with shiny red sleeves!—and shirt dresses that have the illusion of a tuxedo. Sheer fans will almost certainly pick the mesh-sleeved topper in black.
The boys are not to be left out, of course, with pieces deemed to be the not-so-typical college boy/yuppie get-up. Dare them to wear drop-crotch pants in stretch cotton—which I think I’ll buy for myself—and plaid jackets that look like a revival of the ‘90s. Joey’s take on pique shirts hits an interesting note with contrasting collars and solid panels of color, yet again, an unexpected distinction to basics.
"When I designed the collection, I tried to make some pieces genderless. The pieces are very limited so I wanted them to work for both the guys and the girls," shares Joey.
Human by Joey Samson is available in all Human stores. The pieces are limited so, race you there!