August 5, 2013

Matthew Kisly

Matthew Kisly was born in New York City and grew up in Martha’s Vineyard.  He is design assistant at Calvin Klein Collection, where he works directly under Italo Zucchelli.  Besides his boss, he counts Helmut Lang, Raf Simons, and Kostas Murkudis as his favorite designers.  A few of the things that inspire him are issues of Vogue Hommes International from the 90′s and early 2000′s, artists Nick Knight and Robert Mapplethorpe, architect David Chipperfield, and the Pet Shop Boys.  For the years that I’ve known him, he’s always shown a level of restraint and dedication to his style, which can be better described as discipline: in carefully curating a wardrobe of archival pieces from only his very admired designers, and immersion in media and a lifestyle akin to those artists’ principles.  Matthew has quite the enviable wardrobe of vintage Helmut Lang—cutouts and reflective panels, acid splashes and lace-butt pants—and wears the craziness with such calm.

Matthew Kisly in a Calvin Klein Collection t-shirt, vintage Helmut Lang reflective-panel pants, and Dr. Martens shoes

Matthew Kisly in a Calvin Klein Collection t-shirt, vintage Helmut Lang reflective-panel pants, and Dr. Martens shoes

vintage Helmut Lang reflective pants and paint-splattered Dr. Martens boots

vintage Helmut Lang reflective pants and paint-splattered Dr. Martens boots

with a vintage Helmut Lang bracelet and a Werkstatt:München signet ring

with a vintage Helmut Lang bracelet and a Werkstatt:München signet ring

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all vintage Helmut Lang

all vintage Helmut Lang

vintage Helmut Lang flight pants

vintage Helmut Lang flight pants

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Matthew Kisly at home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Matthew Kisly at home in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

a bedroom wall of inspiration images and an outfit of all vintage Helmut Lang

a bedroom wall of inspiration images and an outfit of all vintage Helmut Lang

vintage Helmut Lang peekaboo tank top

vintage Helmut Lang peekaboo tank top

vintage Helmut Lang cut-out sneakers

vintage Helmut Lang cut-out sneakers

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black mesh shirt and stonewash jeans by Calvin Klein Collection

black mesh shirt and stonewash jeans by Calvin Klein Collection

underwear by Calvin Klein

underwear by Calvin Klein

multicolored static-print suit, t-shirt, and shoes by Calvin Klein Collection

multicolored static-print suit, t-shirt, and shoes by Calvin Klein Collection

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Helmut Lang Jeans 1995 top and Helmut Lang Jeans 1997 sheer pants

Helmut Lang Jeans 1995 top and Helmut Lang Jeans 1997 sheer pants

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Helmut Lang t-shirt, Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby jeans, and Dr. Martens shoes

Helmut Lang t-shirt, Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby jeans, and Dr. Martens shoes

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4 Comments

  • Immi
    August 5th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I love everything about this.

  • Danny
    August 6th, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Nice shots!

  • Wayne McLennan
    August 17th, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Love it. Keep adding to it. This is great for fashion students.

  • Daniel
    September 11th, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Sexy bum


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