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KAMKYL PRESS PORTFOLIO

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    A powerful and well-defined sportswear orientation makes the collection appeal to a young, but 'savvy' target The sound basic items in keeping with traditional sartorial values have been imbued with current codes of utility. Certain "tactile" items draw their inspiration from contemporary culture, opening a dialogue with the new breed of "metropolitan nomads"   Allesandro Ferrari. Editor-in-Chief  LUOMO COLLEZIONI

     
    Yes its expensive but at KAMKYL you buy your right to difference. MADE IN MONTREAL 

    kamkyl reflects both their passions and personalities; respect of discipline and craft, entrepreneurial independence of the modern century and the Nordic remoteness of their countries. Their over riding desire is to create beautiful clothing not a label.  FASHION MISSION NETHERLANDS

    Kamkyl is a high end collection which harmoniously 21st century funtionality with the tradition of clothing as an experience. FASHION WATCH

    A retro elegance and 3rd-millennium modernity distinguishes the kamkyl fashion show featuring a militant thinker and an urban bohemian in long overcoats with upturned collars. L'UOMO COLLEZIONI  

    MADE IN CANADA - Move over Yabu Pushelberg - a fresh generation of trend setters is taking its place in the world of Canadian fashion. GLOBE AND MAIL 

    BEAUTIFICATION OF THE BEAT.  A high energy fusion of design and music will signify the kamkyl MENS COLLECTION as the collection for today's young moderns… With no apology for 'fast forward' tailoring. NEW YORK FASHION WEEK  

    This type of interaction – getting its brands in the hands of the über-hip (KAMKYL)  is every marketer’s dream
    Read more.  STRATEGY ON LINE

    They created a knockout collection of bleached gold linen and cotton suits over Liberty floral prints.
    Justin Trudeau, (son of Pierre Trudeau) wearing flip flops, was among the exclusive crowd who burst into applause for the kamkyl eel skin bomber jacket with buckles.  GLOBE AND MAIL

    The sleek minimalist space now serves as kamkyl's flagship boutique where stock for fall includes velvet suits (lined with ornate braid) jersey tops with hook closures and jackets with frayed cuffs, akin to the raw edges on the kamkyl suit the actress Ali Mcgraw not long ago snapped up.  THE LOOK

    Kamkyl aims to combine 21st century functionality with the tradition of clothing craftsmanship. Kamkyl men's collection has a strongly defined sportwear orientation, which is translated through the discipline and craft precise tailoring, utility and comfort, combining technical and luxury fabrics.  LUOMO COLLEZIONI

    Men's wear newcomers pushed the envelope at this months Gen Art third annual international design competition in New York City. DNR

    KAMKYL has a fine Italian-made collection of men’s suits with understated lines that beam self-confidence. Son of a German master tailor, designer Douglas Mandel (formerly of Hugo Boss and DKNY) also snagged a design award for this stylish post-industrial atelier of parquet, light and space.  LONELY PLANET

    CANADIANS WIN BIG AT THE GEN ART COMPETITION.  The Montreal design team of Douglas and Yvonne Mandel scooped first place in menswear.  THE TORONTO SUN

    The cutting edge for the moment for is fearlessly frayed.  CLOTHESLINE

    Aggressively elegant line with low-key utility. In millennial fabrics like PV-coated cottons, linen and cashmere blends, metallic cottons, the Kamkyl line is calm, yet exciting. TORONTO.COM

    If you're the kind of man who leans to blue blazers and khaki pants, you'll know as soon as you walk into Yvonne and Douglas Mandel's hushed minimalist boutique in Vieux-Montréal that you're in the wrong place. The Mandels design clothes—silky sweaters, beautifully cut jackets, patterned shirts—for men who are serious about fashion. USA TODAY

    High-style with an Asian influence for "young moderns,"  FROMERS

    Yvonne and Douglas Mandel, pioneers of the new Vieux.
    TRAVEL &  LEISURE

    The fashion industry, for all its highly publicized dog-eat-dog shenanigans, still has a few good love stories to tell. Like that of Douglas Mandel and his wife, Yvonne, designers of menswear label Kamkyl, and the store they fell for. FASHION WINDOWS

    A distinctive men’s line, interpreted in well crafted classic and modern styles.The kamkyl studio-boutique reflects their aesthetic in a relaxing, pared-down space. ECO DESIGN

    A high energy fusion of design and music will signify the kamkyl MENS COLLECTION as the collection for today's young moderns… With no apology for 'fast forward' tailoring, kamkyl will send their FALL/WINTER 2003-04 collection down the runway to the live music of Grammy award winner Itaal Shur and DJ Lux." MINIMIDIMAXI

    KAMKYL ATELIER has been selected as grand prize winner in the 2003 Commerce Design Montreal competition gala, recognizing the creative energy they contribute to the city and to celebrate their design. ALL BUSINESS

    Alan Flusser presented the ‘Men’s Apparel’ award to Douglas and Yvonne Mandel of Kamkyl.  DAILY FASHION REPORT