Siki Im's FW11 collection | three and four: behind the scenes photos via Dossier | five: presentation photo via The Fashionisto | six: Elliot in the metal shop }
Siki Im is a German bred, New York based architect turned menswear designer. Im pairs complex ideas and textures with minimal shapes and impeccable tailoring. For his most recent collection, Silent Thunderbird Prayer, he collaborated with a milliner, a jewelry designer, and a navajo weaver to create an impressive line with a sense of purpose and history. My brother Elliot helped our friend Dino at Aux Armes Etc build a thunderbird sculpture for his fashion week presentation. I have so much admiration for Im's outside the box thinking and ability to bring together such an inspirational group of people.