Ben Sherman welcomes the summer season with an old school vibe inspired by young rock and roll icons of the 60s, all in collaboration with House of Holland. The SS/19 collection was unveiled with different hues of salmon pink and wine red. The pieces included burgundy candy stripes, soft mint green, and pastel pink, combined with giant tropical florals and bright gingham.
The music set a tone for an incredible show to start and down came some oversized printed shirts, paired with flamboyant fitted shorts and edgy slides for footwear to complete the look. The coolest black and pink varsity jackets mixed in with preppy polo shirts giving us a mod aesthetic. Denim was presented alongside hoodies that were printed with Ben Sherman calligraphy to highlight the designers’ initials and name, which left an impression of a very modern Ivy League style collection, representing nothing less than a novelty.
The pair blended together to create a British attitude that didn’t go unnoticed in the models and definitely created an atmosphere that ensured the audience knew just how distinct they were in appearance as well as character. The exciting mixture of colour and prints demonstrated that Ben Sherman has and always will continue to prove to be the epitome of modern British style and the essence of individuality.
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 very important day for the royal couple Prince Harry and Megan Markle who tied the knot in St George’s Chapel at Windsor castle earlier today.
The event which saw thousands of people wait patiently throughout Windsor Castle had a long star-studded list of celebrities attend. Such as Victoria and David Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba and The Dutches of Cambridge.
The ceremony took place in St George’s Chapel the same church that Prince Harry was baptised in the 80s, showcasing to a personal crowd of 600 guests who were seated and watched the emotional service.
On arrival after the royal family had been seated and following tradition the Queen being last to arrive, Megan made an appearance in a Roles Royce Phantom accompanied by two pageboys.
Megan’s dress caused great speculation on who exactly was the designer for this special occasion, many media outlets swayed towards Stella McCartney a designer worn by many attendees this afternoon such as Oprah Winfrey and Amal Clooney.
Clair Waite Keller, recently appointed artistic and creative director of French design house Givenchy designed Megan’s dress. Keller who previously worked for Chloe and showcased a Couture collection this January for Givenchy is known for her romantic style and is the first female creative director of Givenchy. A clear perfect choice for this historical garment.
The dress which showed great elegance, a timeless creation by the talented British designer was fitted, showing Megan’s slim frame in a classy manner. A slight show of shoulder with modern mid-length sleeves displayed Givenchy’s characteristics.
Megan's veil was hand embroidered and reached 5 meters long of silk tulle worn with a magnificent tiara made of Diamonds accessorised with a Cartier bracelet.
Megan gracefully walked down the aisle to meet her husband to be, accompanied by The Prince Of Wales who walked with her as her father was in absence due to a recent heart operation.
Prince Harry wore a Frockcoat uniform, tailored by Savile Row Dege & Skinner.
The Queen wore a Lime tweed coat by Stewart Parvin, a lemon and purple silk dress. The hat also made of tweed was designed by Angela Kelly.