About Song for the Mute
Song for the Mute is an Australian label that was founded in 2010 by lifelong friends Melvin Tanaya and Lyna Ty. In the collections, it is all about imperfection and fabric character. Trademarks of the label are unsewn hems and raw pieces without lining. Taking a textile-centric approach to design, the duo meticulously develops, samples, and selects fabrics in collaboration with artisanal Italian and Japanese mills before patterning their intimate, story-driven collections. The label’s selection of elegantly-executed basics merge the distinctive style aesthetics of East and West, fusing deconstructionist sensibilities with traditional menswear forms to express a uniquely modern point of view. Imperfect raw edges and unlined exposed interiors lend a wabi-sabi aesthetic to expertly-cut outerwear, blazers, and straight-leg trousers, while t-shirts and loungewear are crafted in carefully-sourced luxury fabrics.