Preview Of The Spring 18 Collection

Within the SU18 collection I have cultivated a mien of indolence, embracing simplicity and subtlety. As ever, I have approached all aspects of design for the collections from a very masculine perspective, the detail and finishing look effortless despite the amount of thought and attention that I have put into each piece. Therefore, inconsequential details suddenly become important. For me, indolence is a constant dialogue and, as a basis for my approach to these collections, it has sparked a confluence of concepts and references.

The observation-led photography of Nigel Shafran’s photographs from the nineties is the epitome of the season’s mood where clothing and interiors are thrown together but with great effect.

I looked back to the 
last generation without ever-present technology in the 1990s where 20-somethings would recline in a state of reverie and indolence – with time on their side. This for me was also a transition period for the ideals of giving and sharing clothing and being influenced by friends  – with this same generation seeking to borrow from their parent’s heritage, amassing what felt more like a collection of thrift clothing with attitude than a curated wardrobe.

The vibe then was unpolished and 
characterised by interchangeable outfits that often appear to be scraped together from the bedroom floor. The nostalgia of having favourite clothing, the novelty of new experiences that came about through sharing clothes and the exchange of energy between friends are pivotal the garments. On a more personal level I reverted back to my favourite clothing that I have had for years…. During my travels in Japan I am always fascinated with senior people who so respect their clothes that they have owned for decades but have washed and laundered to perfection over the years.

Icon Men’s collection - John Lydon.
Key pieces in the men’s collection include the slouchy pleated pant in linen check, kick leg slack in yarn dyed broken twill, unstructured cotton anti fit tailored jacket, cashmere plated cotton oversize sweatshirt, an introduction of long sleeve 90’s jersey and washed slubbed bdu jacket.

Icon Women’s Collection  - Cecilia Chancellor in Nigel Shafran’s kitchen
Key pieces women’s collection include slouchy pleated pant in linen check, displaced split double bonded trench, oversized men’s fit shirts, an introduction of long sleeve 90’s jerseywoven linen tee shirts, cinch waist yarn-dyed broken twill tent dress.

The Spring Collection for Women drops online week commencing the 19th February, and the Summer Collection for Men drops online week commencing the 26th February.