Oliver Spencer autumn/winter 2017 collection catwalk show for LFWM
Oliver Spencer’s autumn/winter 2017 catwalk show made quite the impact at London Fashion Week Men’s.
A celebrity-strewn crowd’s breath hung in baited anticipation as his eclectic cast of models sprung out of darkness on to the runway at the BFC Showspace. Demonstrating the brand’s balance of quality and comfort without being overly casual, models displayed a broad spectrum of autumnal hues, with bright burgundy and burnt orange thrown in with dusty pink and forest green. Rich velvet, tartan and wool from Italy and the UK were layered and bravely mismatched with traditional cuts.
A khaki velvet set of trousers and zip-up jacket, paired with an umbrella in hand, made for a twist on the tailored man’s get up. Elsewhere, a mature model wore a striped blue roll neck under a suit jacket, while another completed a green suit with a pale pink jumper layered over an orange shirt.
An orange roll neck worn under a zipped-up leather jacket had something of a 70s feel. Spencer mixed it up with green and blue tartan trousers and a berry-red cardigan, accompanied with a Russian style sheepskin hat. A brilliant range of long, collarless, woollen and tartan-print hooded coats looked particularly wearable.
Round-rimmed glasses and sunnies highlighted the collection’s retro influences, while jackets slung from backpack-style straps showed innovation – because the modern day man has better things to do than carry their coat over their shoulder.
As the whole collection made a final show round to the lyrics “Walk on by” the strut and edge of attitude exuding from the models perfectly set off Oliver Spencer’s style: smart but a little bit daring, casual but exacting, luxury-made but never boring.
Photos: Erol Birsen