Armed with a snarl and a swagger

Interview with Thomas Engel Hart

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A sinewy, leather clad punk slouches against the wall of an LA street armed with a snarl and a swagger; that’s Thomas Engel Hart.

Carving a name for himself in New York, the US designer now mainly resides in the capital of couture, Paris, where he has launch his own self-titled label. Not new to international acclaim, he did a three-year stint as Creative Director for established fashion house Thierry Mugler Homme on his rise to the top. Spurred on by his increasing need for greater creative freedom, he made the bold move to quit the prestigious post and go it alone. Now in its third season, his menswear collection is stronger than ever.

Engel Hart’s Spring Summer collection was fittingly called ‘LA Punx’, presented a dazzling array of cropped jackets, deconstructed vests, skinny jeans and shirts, all embellished with safety pins, rips and skulls, a nod to the designer’s first love: punk.

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