Round-up of London Collections: Men reveals a little peep into what the dapper gent will be wearing for spring/summer 2017.
Hot under the collar! Prints are the focal point in Simon Carter’s SS17 collection, they are found under jacket collars, on shirts, ties and pocket squares. Patterns range from the iconic paisley and re-worked Liberty prints to the more eccentric designs of birds and exotic animals.
Here prints are also dominant but this time on outerwear. Monochromatic windowpane check in double faced cotton gives a contemporary edge to Mackintosh’s classic raincoat and a candy stripe in navy and white brings a sense of fun to the traditional rubberised mac.
SS17 introduces luxurious field jackets in brown and grey suede, as well as lightweight rain macs in linen and storm-proof Loro Piana fabric.
Burnt orange Solaro herringbone suiting adds a pop of colour to the collection whilst for eveningwear classic cream double-breasted tuxedo jackets are teamed with light cotton trousers for a summery finish.
Photo credit for Thom Sweeney: Jon Gorrigan
Embracing the British seaside weather, Barbour looks to its Northern coastal heritage. Ready for the bracing summer weather, lightweight jackets with breathable mesh linings are worn with soft marl knitwear and summer shorts. The look is clean and linear with prints featuring the repetitive use of maritime signal flags and the famous Barbour Beacon silhouette (based on the Herd Groyne lighthouse at the mouth of the River Tyne) on crew necks and shorts.
Also inspired by the nostalgic heyday of the Great British holiday, Blood Brother takes the guy who has just finished work, still wearing his business attire and eases it in to a more relaxed style. Summer outerwear is key with oversized trench coats – light for the summer but with waterproofing being a necessity. Teamed with wide-leg trousers with utilitarian buckle fastening and t-shirts with raw appliqué patches of postcard designs.
Head in the Clouds! Cloud gazing, Matthew Miller incorporates a subtle cloud print on ivory cotton and linen jackets and trousers. Badges of butterflies adorn the clothes to represent the fleetingness and fragility of beauty.
Last but not least is Berthold’s collection playing with volume, lightness and scale. His research began with an archival French army cavalry coat and its large proportions. Main colour palette is ivory and black with accents of soft red.
Photography for Berthold by William Jaspert.
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