If you haven't been introduced to Siki Im, take a moment to meet one another. This seasons collection is entitled "Silent Thunderbird Prayer" and was heavily influenced and partially created by Native American artists and weavers. Maria Martinez, Tahnibaa Naataanii and her mother Sarah Natani were influencers and collaborators resulting in a collection with a geometric point of view and mixed styles of business, casual, martial arts, and the old west.
"The Wise Man believes profoundly in silence - the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit. The man who preserves his selfhood ever calm and unshaken by the storm of existence - not a leaf, as it were, astire on the tree, not a ripple upon the surface of the shinning pool - his, in the mind of the unlettered sage, is the ideal attitude and conduct of life. Silence is the cornerstone of character." - Ohiyesa Wahpeton Santee Sioux
Siki Im's Fall/Winter 2011 collection comes from silence. In his fourth season, Siki Im rediscovered a tranquil, and somber spirituality in returning to our roots, to Mother Earth, after having been inspired by the works of Native American pottery artist, Maria Martinez.
Layers of wools, cashmeres, Swiss felts, and waxed cottons protect you from the elements as winter draws near. Colors reflect the shortening of the daylight, quickly moving into night with shades of soil, and deep indigo, and setting further into black.
SIKI IM - HEAVY TEXTURED WOOL BOMBER
DETAILS: 100% boiled wool bomber jacket from Siki Im's fall/winter 2011 collection. Features a high neck ribbed collar with five button hidden placket closure. Placket dead-ends before the bottom hem line to create a uniquely geometric cut out detail that adds to the jacket's structural complexity. Two large front pockets with single hidden button closure. Cell phone pocket located on the left bicep closes with two hidden buttons and can hold other little things as well. Sleeves are sleek but a bit roomy due to the slight bat-wing shape; sleeves feature double layered ribbed cuffs that cover the top of the hands but not the palms allowinig maximum coverage and movement. The back features careful panelling which creates a geometric Y-shaped pattern which is mimicked on the interior lining.
Inside, you'll find a strap sewn from the shoulder down to the armpit on both sides that allows you to wear the jacket like a backpack when it gets too toasty to wear and you dont have free arms to carry it with.
SIKI IM - BOILED WOOL JUDO TUNIC
DETAILS: 100% boiled wool tunic from Siki Im's fall/winter 2011 collection. Featuring a V-neck collar created by the wrapping front section, and a single double-welt front pocket with triangular buttoning flap on the lefthand side. Bottom section utilizes clever cross-hatching seamwork to create a completely different texture from the rest of the tunic; wraps most of the way around the garment to create a uniquely-shaped back section. Bottom hem hangs low in the front and scoops up in the back for additional structured complexity. Two piece 3/4 sleeves add a touch of playfulness and help ventilate. Complete the look with Siki Im's cashmere Fin Cardigan.
DETAILS: 100% cotton shirt from Siki Im's fall winter 2011 collection. Featuring a two point button down collar with hidden placket closure with seven opalescent buttons. Placket dead-ends before the hem which creates a uniquely geometric cut-out detail. Single double-welt chest pocket with triangular buttoning flap at lefthand side. Fin-like yoke detail tapers to a point at the top of the sleeve plackets. One piece sleeves with buttoning cuffs.
SIKI IM - FIN CASHMERE CARDIGAN
DETAILS: 100% cashmere cardigan from Siki Im's fall/winter 2011 collection.
Featuring a ribbed V-neck collar with four button hidden placket. Asymmetrical waist line hangs lower on the leftside than the right. Rear spine seam with fin-like yoke detail that tapers down to a point at the end of the cuff. One piece sleeves with cuffs that hang lower on the top of the hands than the palms.