Simon Carter AW16 : Titled ‘Town & Country’ Simon Carter unveiled a versatile collection that was bursting with English charm and fully conversant with the demands of sartorial sophistication for both Town and Country.
The range encompasses; outerwear, suits and jackets, shirts and ties, shoes and socks and accessories including; watches, cufflinks, wallets, bags and jewellery.
Prints steal the show, injected with Simon’s customary wit and flair.
For the Country, nature rules with a cornucopia of root vegetables, fungi, floral and leaf prints, complemented by birds (and bees!) plus a veritable colony of beetles.
For the urbanite, the choice is whimsical from historic hats and shoes to elegant townhouses and a spectacular matrix of robots!
An Arcadian idyll inspired by a favourite aunt’s potager in Shropshire, Simon channels the very essence of rural elegance.
Jackets embody the easy luxury of English tailoring with a speckled blue and a rich claret jacket just perfect for adding a dash of colour to those autumn racing days.
For occasions when something a little more extravagant is called for, the truly dapper will reach for a magical, midnight-blue, paisley printed velvet resplendent with matching lining.
Suits: the jewel in the crown of this collection, this dandy duo of subtly printed floral suits will delight the dashing with a choice of chrysanthemum or dandelion prints in charcoal or navy respectively – unique and confident.
Shirts: prints of root vegetables, Friesian cows and a Liberty print of cornflowers and poppies show a bucolic theme and even a frenzied layer of beetles print looks stunning in bright gem colours.
From Mayfair to Shoreditch, Simon Carter’s dexterous styling navigates the nuances of metropolitan living with elegant humour and panache.
Jackets: sleek with tonal checks in navy and daring with an embroidered swirl motif over navy.
For the cosmopolitan, a choice of electric blue or plum velvet with robot lining!
Suits: for the dandy, a classic Prince of Wales check three-piece in charcoal conceals its eccentricities of leaf-print, jacquard lining and root vegetable envelope trim. A soft, flannel two-piece in aqua; milled pin-dot with peak lapels and midnight blue shadow check with contrasting paisley lining add vitality to a city staple.
Shirts: vintage prints of shoes and chapeaux add a timeless aesthetic. Simon’s renowned sense of fun emerges with a series of bright repeats of robots, ostriches, parrots and blue eggs!
Shoes: the third season of collaboration with Rad Russell features classic silhouettes transformed by modern detailing. Brogues, desert boots, loafers and Chelsea boots are re-invigorated with electric hued laces, two-tone soles and contrasting side gussets.
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