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LCM: Oliver Spencer SS’14
June 21, 2013
Oliver Spencer offered up an eclectic collection for his SS14 show. The self-taught tailor lets his own wardrobe inspire his collections, and by all means it is a wardrobe worth investing in next spring / summer.
The modern British designer channelled juxtaposition as he combined popular street-wear with traditional tailoring. The paintbox pops of colour had a retro, funky feel to them, which was true to the American style of dressing, as was the spray painted splashes that adorned garments.
We saw street-wear influences, which came through in the form of funky, graffiti printed trousers rolled up at the bottom, acid-wash denim, multi-coloured shirts and surfer shorts, stripes, tracksuit bottoms worn with zipped jackets and the intricate graphic print which started off on jackets, before being seen on blazers and trousers.
The first model donned a full yellow ensemble, which set the pace for what was to come; we witnessed military and cowboy undertones, as one model came armoured in a green ensemble, whilst another took to the stage in full hunter’s garb.
His collection is definitely one which celebrates the modern man. So much so in fact that icons of popular culture were used on the catwalk itself, as London rapper Wretch 32 made his fashion show debut, head-to-toe in red.
The occasional use of a tie either served a certain playful quality to a look or helped to create a sartorial elegance to a full suit. Off-whites and pale blue-greys were subtle, but a fusion of colours like indigo and a notably faded red created an interesting colour palette.
On the whole, Oliver Spencer’s collection was packed with unbridled creativity and the 80’s influences, which featured heavily, gave a totally fresh vibe for the brand.