Check out runway images of the Pre Spring/Summer 2015 menswear collection from Canadian line Thomas Balint.
“Days are shrouded by war and personal suffering. It is almost unbearable to think that we exist in this way, when pain is an everyday experience. Thomas Balint reflects on the idea of family, a source of stability and love amidst chaos. The roots of his craft run deep. His grandparents worked as tailors in Hungary before fleeing soviet rule to Canada. It is through these reflections that the artist finds the meaning of his work. Thomas Balint finds the joy that exists in life through painstaking labor. Each collection appropriates patterns drafted by his grandmother dating back to 1940. Bringing the traditions and craftsmanship of his family’s trade into this millennia, each creation is a homage to his heritage.”
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