Kent & Curwen founded in 1926
Creative Director Daniel Kearns and Brand partner David Beckham showcased their Spring Summer 2018 presentation during London Fashion Week Men’s where the show took place in a discreet courtyard on Floral Street Covent Garden.
The Spring Summer 2018 Kent & Curwen Collection takes inspiration from a moment in Britain’s Olympic History as supported by Brand Partner David Beckham proudly wearing the Union Jack on a new season red, white and blue rugby shirt.
Regatta stripes this season make their debut taken from the archive where swatch books of the thirties era were revived with uniqueness designed for Cambridge and Oxford Universities, prestigious rowing, cricket and tennis clubs to British Regiments.
It was known that each organisation had their own pattern that only team members were allowed to wear.
“British Heritage Menswear Brand from London”
Key signature pieces for Spring Summer 2018 included a tan woolen duffle coat true to the original. With every fine detail I really liked the coats cut in heavy melton that’s robust but soft to touch giving it that feeling of premium luxury.
Styling details in the collection drew inspiration from forties rowing kits
The duffle coat is finished with a toogle fastening with authentic wooden torpido toggles, hip pockets and a versatile hood to combat the British Weather. I’d say, worth investing in which is so ideal for chilly early spring season as a transition piece.
Kent & Curwen re-visits the Archive Swatch-books’ of the 1930’s
This season’s collection also makes me think about ‘Henley Royal Regatta’ as you’ll also want to covet accessories such as the versatile lambswool blanket scarf is the perfect finishing touch for breezy spring time. Styling details in the collection drew inspiration from Men’s forties rowing kits where the luxurious scarf is finished with pin-fringed ends and shows the Kent & Curwen signature nineteen twenty six rose emblem.
The new collection was inspired by teams as models gathered on a rostrum in front of guest reminiscent of a sporting team photograph accompanied by the soundtrack of 90’s indie mixed with new East London band Happiness. It felt almost like a trip down memory lane where models presented the heritage inspired sportswear collection on a catwalk fashioned like a vintage school sports hall. From that very brief moment it took me back to my school days as a young pupil was nostalgic indeed. Upstairs above the show space, imagery from the new collection hung in the space of an art instillation gallery style exhibition where invited guest were treated to indulge in scrumptious treats and refreshments inspired by the British Summertime. With set plans underway for the future of the British Fashion Label Kent and Curwen will open its first store under the Kearns / Beckham Partnership in the autumn which is exciting news.
Editorial Disclaimer: A huge thank you to Kent & Curwen for hosting me for the Press Preview during London Fashion Week Men’s. As always, all opinions are my own and I will never promote something I don’t personally use or would wear myself for accurate feedback.
I think it’s time for High Tea this morning don’t you? The red carpets were rolled out and plush velvet boxes awaited ladies and gentlemen in glamorous evening attire for the Aspinal of London Autumn Winter 17 Presentation at Claridges Hotel.
Aspinal AW 17 collection is inspired by the golden age of Theatre.
So today, it appears the new Aspinal AW 17 collection is inspired by the golden age of Theatre and it’s all in the fine details this season. Expect excess nonetheless from the fine British Luxury Leather Brands Group Creative Director Mariya Dykalo.
Recalling a period of elegant theatre and dazzling performances, Aspinal’s team dressed up the Ballroom accordingly to introduce the new collection at London Fashion Week.
On my wish list is the Aspinal x Emma J Shipley limited edition range that features hand embellished art work with 23 carat gold dust and Swarovski detail by Artist Annie Newman. This exclusive new collection is the ideal way to add a little magic and enchanted style to your look. Fabrics become more substantial, color palettes transition to rich hues, and just about every design decision for the season revolves around cultivating a distinct accessories collection for men and women.
It’s all in the fine details…AW 17.
We gathered for a quintessential English High Tea soiree at the Claridges Hotel to celebrate the Aspinal of London Autumn Winter 2017 Collection during their London Fashion Week Presentation.
Art Deco Ballroom set the scene in curating ultimate British Luxury and Timeless Glamour.
Then again, when you think about it the entire world of high fashion is taking something mundane (clothing; we all have to wear it), and turning it into coveted and cutting-edge luxury items.
Let that special someone know you are thinking of them with a gift delivered to their door #AspinalAtHome #MyAspinal.
The quirky and playfulness fun use of personalised lettering were used to spell out a words to form sentence’s on the main Aspinal of London display stage as many guest viewed the spectacular accessories in awe of the golden era of theatre.
I really enjoyed trying out the The Photo Booth which allows you to create a fun GIF video at the party which they email you ready to post on instagram, facebook and twitter on social media. The wall instillation of bags at the presentation were fit for a king or queen as there were many classic and contemporary styles to choose from including an array of different colour’s and textures.
Please take a moment to admire the lovely present from London Fashion Week gifted to me courtesy of Aspinal of London and I’ll be sure to carry this key ring everywhere from the office, out and about to my travels. Who knows I might even for the foreseeable future grow my personal Aspinal of London collection in between – let’s see what I’ll put on my wish list to covet next time round.
Editorial Disclaimer: Many thanks to the team at Simon Carter London for inviting to their Fashion Week preview of the new AW 2016 Collection. All opinions will be my own.