The Oliver Spencer brand is a vision of the man himself. He founded the brand in 2002 and set out to create a range of clothing that was premium tailored. From just one shop on London’s Lambs Conduit Street, he has now gone on to open a range of shops and an international online business.
Oliver Spencer showcased their amazing collection for LMFW 5th anniversary this year. Advertising a modern tailored style with softly tailored jackets, relaxed shorts and cropped trousers. Spencer managed to create a smart casual collection with beautifully complimenting colours, making an attractive colour combination. Such as dark shades of blue to dark brown and beige to lighter tones of pink, which indeed made a tremendous impact to the relaxed look.
What was eye-catching to this collection was the creatively displayed parka jackets worn with accentuated straps, which can transform from a jacket to a rucksack. Very effective and added a sense of comfortably to this collection.
A beautifully displayed show in which the designer closed with a series of exclusive designed logo T-shirts that include ‘LOVE TOWN’ on the front, produced with the artist David Austen.
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.
Menswear many times is not given the same detail as is given to womenswear. Lack of color combinations, traditional shapes, basic fabrics are all typical across brands when it comes to what is available for men’s clothing. Not when it comes Astrid Andersen designs. She took traditional English aesthetics and gave them a modern twist with her interpretation of what the sophisticated English man wears.
Throughout her Autumn/Fall collection Astrid introduces velvet. Velvet in deep gold's, burgundies, black and cream.
Styled throughout the collection are white trainers. Giving the ensembles a fresh of brightness, something not expected for the colder months, again creating different theories of what one can contemplate wearing in the season.
Luxurious velvet tracksuits in rich bourdeoux and cream plays on our concept of creating new spaces to wear previously comfort-wear for more formal places.
Astrid brings a certain opulent aesthetic to menswear that is missing from the market. Feathers and velvet, leopard print and corduroy used with casual themed clothes mirrors almost a yin and yang, of two very opposite mentalities brought together in one outfit.