In June 2018, Oliver Spencer showcased another spectacular collection during London Fashion Week Men’s, at British Fashion Council’s Show Space at The Store Studios. This “Spring Summer 2019” collection named “Wildflower”, had a naturalistic vibe with earthy tones, worn with daisy-chain flower necklaces. Artist, Wolfgang Buttress, collaborated to transport the audience (press and buyers) through multi-sensory sound and projection, to a wildflower meadow.
The latest looks had unique relaxed twists, and reflected society’s increasing environmentally-conscious attitudes. Garments made out of sustainable fabrics, such as organic cotton used new fabrication methods, with a healthier effect on the environment. A more naturalistic attitude was also reflected through the nature-inspired colour palettes of olive green, navy, mocha, and stone greys, and utilitarian styles. Slight feminine touches were seen throughout the collection with soft-pink going hand-in-hand with a floral focus for the season’s spring looks. Graphic T’s were merged with timeless traditional silhouettes, reinforcing Spencer’s sophisticated but relaxed tailored style.
Mr Spencer never fails to showcase his looks on a diverse cast of models, with both age and ethnicity fairly represented, and his brand proposed a new relaxed version for today’s modern man. He will be donating proceeds from the sale of Wildflower Ts to Shine Cancer Support.
It was a great turnout for the iconic menswear designer, with many celebrity-attendees, including Alesha Dixon supporting her model boyfriend Azuka Ononye on the runway, Hu Bing, and Dougie Poynter.
Overall his SS19 collection was refreshing, socially-responsive and leaves us with great anticipation for the next set of trends from Spencer, in January 2019.
A highly anticipated Autumn/Winter collection was shown by Oliver Spencer this season at London Fashion Week Men’s, with a great turn out at the BFC Show space on the strand.
Oliver who is a self-taught tailor originally started out with his first store on Lambs Conduit Street, now internationally known and stocked in stores from Mr Porter, Harvey Nichols, and Le Bron Marche.
Founded in 2002 Oliver Spencer is known for his unique take on a modern relaxed style mixed with premium quality.
His latest show at London Fashion Week Men’s demonstrated an exciting take on the urban life in London. The collection titled “Love Is The Drug” drew inspiration from the city, culture, and the vibrant energy often found throughout the city, A Winter colour pallet and autumn tones reflected the river themes and local landscape.
This season looks flowed perfectly with deep chocolate and mustard suites in a luxurious velvet. A variety of masculine and boxy silhouettes followed with a great use of deep autumn tones, creating a sophisticated modern look mixed with a streetwear vibe. Oliver Spencer used a mixture of eye-catching textures and prints including this seasons trend plaid, stripes, and velvet. Creating a true reflection of the urban and vibrant atmosphere of London, with looks that are easily wearable and layered, perfect for today’s modern fashionable man.
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.