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Oliver Spencer AW15
January 14, 2015
Oliver Spencer took on folklore for Autumn/Winter ’15, inspired by the artist and sculptor David Nash. Spencer mixes tonal palettes with textural fabrics.
The show was accompanied by a vivacious live band ‘The Turbans’ which inspired a warm reception as models walked down the runway in time to the off-rhythmic beats. The energy was reflected in the craftsman tailoring; intricate embroidery stood stark against tactile fabrics such as alpaca, recycled cashmere and lambswool. The natural colour palette gave a more serious edge to the collection through charcoals and heavy greys, juxtaposed with cream to imitate the effect of charred wood. Flashes of bright colours and floral prints punctuated the collection.
Next season’s silhouette is modern and clean, reflecting the structural influence of Nash’s sculptures. Spencer’s collection has significantly matured, producing an overall consummate aesthetic while still maintaining a youthful playfulness. Key pieces included a five-yarn lambswool over-sized roll neck, double-breasted coat in alpaca, midnight Sheepskin on the reverse and a suede bomber jacket.