Already being heralded as the new Gosha Rubschinskiy, young designer Lukas Vincent returns to his country of origin, Australia. After spending more than ten years abroad, he found himself tired of the lack of Australian style being represented within the fashion industry.
He thus launched the Ex Infinitas in 2016. The brand combines references to Australian subcultures with a celebration of classic tailoring, resulting in a masculine wardrobe that is fully in line with the times.
Originally from a city rooted in surf culture, just a stone’s throw from Melbourne, Lukas Vincent draws inspiration from a typical Australian character: the ‘bogan’, Australia’s version of a hick surfer.
Ex Infinitas, an esoteric name that means ‘infinite’, imagines a dandy surfer who is full of style but penniless, referencing the fashion-crazy Australian youth who manage to create a look out of next to nothing.
Wool – quintessentially Australian
In terms of clothing, Ex Infinitas offers up a jumble of pieces that are strongly inspired by Australian culture with a predilection for the surfing spirit. The collection includes sandals inspired by UGGS, the famous sheepskin shearling shoes, neoprene-style boardshorts, reworked board pants and various accessories made from Australia’s favourite material, wool: think woollen tank tops and even a woollen sun hat.
No wonder Lukas Vincent won the 2016 prestigious Woolmark Award, which rewards young designers who incorporate premium wool into their collections.