It may be the summer of 2013 now, but designers have already created and finished their spring/summer 2014 collections. And finishing first ahead of the women are the men’s collections:

 

AGI & SAM

Truly making travelling on public transport cool, prints from this collection were inspired by the upholstery on bus and train seats
Oversized long sleeved white tees and white trousers sported small placement prints at the front creating silhouettes of skinnier short sleeved crew neck tees and shorts. Maybe an alternative to dieting?

Suits were in colourfully loud jazzy lines with trousers skinny and ankle skimming. Large bags in collaboration with Chapman were a combination of soft leather and the same transport inspired prints in plush velour fabrics. www.chapmanbags.com 
Shorts were knee length and boxy or were tailored with pleated fronts and matching jackets. The footwear was in collaboration with shoe designer Oliver Sweeney. Here the calf leather trainer with thick contrasting soles takes on a clean minimalistic style void of eyelets and laces. www.oliversweeney.com
The collection was not all patterns and prints; the plain fabrics were block colours of summer sky blues and turquoise on blazers ranging from slim with long sleeves to the oversized with short sleeves.

Bright pops of oranges brought an alternative to the cool blues. Check out the Oliver Sweeney derby brogues with their orange nylon tape detailing.
Three quarter length coats were trimmed with rubberised taped seams around the cuffs and creating a border around the contrasting blocks of colour. Worn with white Oliver Sweeney Chelsea style boots with clear soles embossed with an Agi & Sam pattern.
Colours were not all bold. Both the pale pink shade, the rounded shoulders devoid of epaulettes and the wide lapels softened the usually structured style of the trench coat.
Pristine white was given texture with a tactile and embossed bobbled pattern.

 

UK Stockists include Liberty, Mr Porter and Harvey Nichols.

 

 

KAREN GRACE

Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International. You can read more of Karen’s fashion advice at:

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Karen Grace

Karen Grace

Fashion & Beauty Editor at www.EclipseMagazine.co.uk
Karen Grace studied Personal Styling at the London College of Fashion and is a registered affiliate member of the Federation of Image Professionals International.

You can read more of Karen's fashion advice at: www.frumpytofunky.com

For personal shopping and styling services you can reach her via frumpy to funky on contact@frumpytofunky
Karen Grace

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