Katie Eary revealed her SS18 collaborated collection with BOY London, spliffy and Pretty Green. Bonding over their history in British street fashion the iconic brands were able to pull together an amazing collection. Including items as far as sexy tropical printed swimwear and bikini bottom jeans to neon waterproof jackets, with round headpieces to add to the bug-like theme. This collection was something not to be missed.
A combination of silk pyjamas, mesh hoodies, washed denim, erotic tie up bikinis and heavily influenced BOY London streetwear apparel. Mixed with Eary’s distinctive prints in the form of creepy crawlies really added a beautiful contrast to this collaboration. This season’s prints included beetles, dragonflies and electric blue butterflies, inspired by Sci-Fi, High-Vis and Day-Glo this collection is a universe of Eary’s imagination.
With long Rizla invites offered to the Katie Eary x Boy London show guests, pink and green braided hair extensions and a great soundtrack choice the show was an incredible sight to see.
When I think of the classic Englishman dressed in impeccably tailored, classic shapes in neutral colors I think of Oliver Spencer. For this Autumn, Oliver delivers on giving sophisticated, modern options for the busy man. From clothing to accessories, he thought of all the circumstances of a what a busy male would need with bags, umbrellas, glasses and more. For this upcoming season, he has envisioned men wearing black and grey outfits that either are solid or patterned with touches of autumnal burnt oranges and rusty reds.
Gone are the zealously styled clothes of paisley prints, mutli-coloured ensembles and overly patterned clothes. Thick jackets that came in a variety of lengths had no extra fuss with practical pockets in substantial materials. Oliver describes this collection as having a “Velvethead” twist, alluding to the cultural roots of music and fashion. He did take a break from his structured silhouette, by scattering touches of relaxed trousers with a touch of pattern-work.
One of his unique stylistic touches that were throughout his collection was the cropped leg, giving everything a touch of youthful, casualness no matter how luxurious the fabric that was chosen. One of the special things about Oliver’s shows is his desire to give back to the community and he partnered up with Vero’s ‘Buy Now’ platform and created umbrellas that he will be giving 100% of the profits to a charity called SHINE, which supports young people who are diagnosed with cancer.
Very rare to see any brand give 100% of a products’ proceeds to a charitable cause, making Oliver Spencer a brand not only one can wear with pride to look stylish and well equipped for any occasion, but also a brand that one can know that is contributing to a worthy cause.
London Fashion Week came to an end with an Afrobeat bang after Oliver Spencer closed the event with his latest AW16 collection ‘When Rock Rolled with Afrobeat’ . The new collection was inspired by Ginger Baker, a founding member of Cream and drummer, who after travelling to Africa was immersed into a Afrobeat world and collaborated with Fela Kuti an African Musician.
A variety of VIPs attended the show with the likes of Daisy Lowe, Tom Evans, Eric Underwood and the ambassadors of BFC David Gandy and Oliver Cheshire.
The show its self was held at Brewer Street in the heart of Soho, which was hosted by a VIP guest and contributor to GQ magazine.
Attendees then found them self surrounded by an Afrobeats after a live musical set opened the show which carried a variety of diverse models down the catwalk beautifully with rhythm and style, show casing a mixture of relaxed tailoring, loungewear and layered Knitwear.
Throughout the collection a variation of earthy tones was displayed with ferrous brown, midnight blue, forest green and London grey. Whilst checkered patch work, potato stamp prints and hounds tooth was also exhibited through out. Another example of Oliver’s unique style was the use of hand drawn monochrome stripes and colour blocks, which gave the collection an eclectic and refreshing look.
Key pieces that where shown was velvet judo pants, tobacco patchwork suede Buffalo jacket and suiting stripes. Whilst Knitwear and rib neck was some of the textures displayed with intricate basket weaves whilst using Corduroy, velvet, suede, and faux astrakhan.