One of the best thing of international fashion weeks are the brands presentations, a creative way to show their collections to the people and in a close way, because it is possible to touch the outfits, see all the details e, lots of times, talk with the stylists. At this post, I put three of the most important of the London Collections: Men, Paul Smith, Eden & Ravenscroft and Tom Ford.
On this presentation, the brand wanted to show that a wool suit when well made, can be very flexible and sturdy. Then the master of men’s fashion, and his team, had the brilliant idea of putting dancers and circus performers to make the most diverse acrobatics in their suits on board. The same collection is presented in Paris, and of course I was there to see everything closely, but this subject is for another post.
Ede & Ravenscroft
Remaining faithful to the British roots, the collection of Ede & Ravenscroft at London Collections: Men drew inspiration from the roots of the Edwardian era, which corresponds to the period from 1901 to 1910 in the United Kingdom during the reign of King Edward VII. This heritage was not only seen in the design of the clothes, but also in every look, which is named after towns and villages throughout Ireland, under four main concepts: Uniform, City Gent, Out of Town and Formal Dress.
The Uniform looks were inspired from the idea of the “workers” at the royal house (think of Downton Abbey series stewards), as pointed lapels and double-breasted blazers. The City Gent looks, as the name itself, were thought to the men of the city, made of luxurious fabrics such as cashmere and wool. The Out of Town was characterized by earthy tones, moss green and tweed. Already Formal Dress looks were rich in color and texture, thanks to the velvet, the jewel tones and classic smokings.
In the middle of so many presentations of new designers with modern footprint, it was really lovely to see the looks of traditional British tailoring through a brand that has existed since 1689.
Tom Ford is one of the most important brands and expected during the seasons in London for two reasons: Because of the collection, which is always impeccable, and because the presentation was made by Tom Ford, this time more comfortable and relaxed.
The mood of the collection was the 1960s, both in silhouette as the geometric designs on the smokings. Interesting overlaps appeared as a turtleneck, a leading bets of the stylist, with a white shirt and knitting in the same tone turtleneck. Another interesting example was the use of it with smoking, scarf and famous brand shoes, with sideband.
Impeccable tailoring, jeans and jackets overlays finished the set and gave tone of the collection.
Fotos: Arthur Vahia