June 20, 2013

Best Of London Menswear Spring/Summer 2014 (I)

Fashion avec Passion presents you with the stylistic directions that the designers are dictating for men’s fashion of the upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 season:

Pringle of Scotland

For the Spring/Summer 2014 season, Pringle of Scotland celebrated its brand name (as well as its heritage) in two different ways – Firstly, the Menswear S/S show was moved from Milan back to the label’s native UK, more precisely, to London. Secondly, Massimo Nicosia, the brand’s creative director, went with the traditional Scottish kilt as his inspiration for the upcoming season, which he reinterpreted to create various knitwear pieces, echoing the label’s tradition.

Tartan was deconstructed and reconstructed, minimised and maximised into various dimensions, highlighted to 3D status, stitched, knitted and woven, then presented alongside simple, monochrome pieces, to create a line-up of looks in which the play upon textures echoed an effect of effortless refinement.

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Tom Ford

Wild fuchsia, blindingly bright cobalt blue, fiery red, powdered pink, pastel lilac – Tom Ford’s chromatic palette of choice for his Spring/Summer 2014 collection seems to have covered each and every shade of the rainbow’s spectrum. Ford even went one step further by bringing his chromatic to its highest intensity, to create a palette that screamed optimism, mirroring a subtle Seventies inspiration. Precious fabrics, such as silk and brocade, were infused with serious doses of colour, solid or in a flower motif, creating a line-up of truly refined looks – elegant silhouettes with classic cuts, infused with a big dose of freshness and youthfulness.

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Jonathan Saunders

Variously-sized polka dots, from medium to pixel-style tiny versions, made their way into Jonathan Saunders’ collection for the Spring/Summer 2014 season. They adorned classic-cut jackets and trousers, futuristic-looking Lurex shirts, trench coats and cardigans, in subtly printed versions or expertly applied to create a stunning 3D effect.

Varsity jackets in acid green or yellow satin, as well as some in Neoprene, adorned with digital prints representing a clear blue sky, completed the line-up, rounding up the fresh and colourful futuristic allure of the collection.

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