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.
Written By Eshe Mitchell