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Shane says "my clients are my walking billboards"
2/04/15Retail Therapy for Bali Advertiser 18 March, 2015
N4 Collection is a new retail destination menswear store offering guys fashion forward pieces with a point of difference that are outstanding, fresh and super exciting!
The owner and designer of N4Collection is the affable Shane McConnell – with a varied background encapsulating fashion, art, interior design, publishing, finance & business, however, for the past 10 years Shane has made his mark as a fashion designer of haute couture bridal gowns - totally beautiful, lavish, supreme…..
But, there comes a time for a new challenge in one’s career and menswear was in Shane’s sights! Of course men and women do have different body shapes that call for another approach to pattern making, garment cutting and construction, so it takes a clever individual to recognize these two areas.
Shane has always enjoyed mens fashion with edge (edge = a point of difference) so with his passion and skill in garment construction, pattern making, a concentration on body fit and form, plus an avid interest in textiles, you’ll immediately see how Shane’s talents have translated to his menswear collection which features a strong direction in current stylish European looks.
There is no doubt Shane would be considered ‘a trailblazer’ and not afraid to experiment, to use bold color and graphic prints offering a range of stylish and wearable clothes. The first range is innovative, in taking elements of pattern construction used for womens fashion (i.e. cut on the bias) and incorporated into his mens collection using high quality cottons, leather and linens.
Versatility is how Shane views his menswear, pieces that will mix in with his clients current wardrobe, but of course, there will always be new pieces that will take a client’s eye - a leather coat with faux croc treatment, a new quilted jacket with an ‘out there’ printed lining, a fabulous trench coat, slimline shirts cut on the bias that feature a few zips here and there.
All fabrics are imported from Italy and the N4 Collection is made in Bali
N4Collections is a refined good looking store that offers a well stocked selection of individual pieces, so if it’s more that a basic linen shirt you want, something more edgy, then this is your ‘go to’ store for a visit.
And must remark that I love his stylish Brogues to the Clooney flip flop sandals, it’s really hard to find good quality shoes & sandals for men that are a little different.
Shane is passionate about providing his clients with the best personal attention, as he says “my clients are my walking billboards”
I recently spied a rather fabulous long dress in the window, does this mean a little of that haute couture that Shane is so well known for back in Australia. If it is an original wedding dress that you maybe interested in, why not send him a note…you just never know.
N4Collection is situated just around the corner from the happening hub of Sisterfields (the latest buzzy café in the area ) next door to Kody & Ko.
Jl Kayu Cendana, No 3, Seminyak
T: +62 361 899 6970 855