The London Collections Men: Dunhill, JW Anderson and Coach SS16
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Dunhill Spring/Summer 16
“It’s about British classicness, town and country, and Edward VIII” said Dunhill creative director, John Ray, of the menswear Spring/Summer 16 collection. The lineup veered away from the recent trend of heritage brands seeking out a younger trendier audience. Not this season, and not Dunhill, who unapologetically presents a collection inspired by British royals, privilege and a dose of wealth.
The collection encompasses the pursuits of the Etonian/ Harrovian ilk, with country hunting jackets, city trench coats and henley regatta ensembles on offer. Mourning suits and city tailoring was also in force.
JW Anderson Spring/Summer 16
J.W Anderson Spring/Summer 16 menswear collection has an extra terrestrial vibe to it as Jonathan Anderson explains the collection title – Boy in Space. The futuristic lineup sees t-shirt vests with wide shoulders blending into short sleeves, create a retro space look. Jedi-esque robes, tied at the waist as if ready for intergalactic battle looked imposing and powerful. Flashes of space-suit silver was seen across t-shirts and on squared off shoes, which also came in patent red.
Coach Spring/Summer 16
Stuart Vevers presented Coach’s first menswear runway show, for this Spring/Summer 16 collection, on a skate-park themed runway, seeing a lineup that the designer described as "Kennedy boys meet Beach Boys meet Beastie Boys."
The first thing one notices if the kapow of the fluro palette, adorning swirling prints on coats, jackets and sweaters. The brand known for its leatherwear takes on some leather jackets, with large contrast breast pockets.