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Ben Sherman’s modern, iconic mod look pays homage to 60’s style icons on the music scene
Just a bit of history for you, British musicians of the 1960’s were being influenced by Ivy league collegiate style influences from across the Atlantic, a love of Italian Scooters and French Hairstyles which inspired Spring Summer 2019.
It’s back to school with Ben Sherman and House of Holland as Ivy League and Retro Styles take centre stage to emulate sixties style icons on the music scene.
After all the excitement of yesterday’s shows during Day 1 of London Fashion Week Men’s I was waiting to see which Designers could raise the bar to showcase the latest trends for SS 2019 as we still have another two days to go.
Iconic checks and bold candy stripes were sophisticated as resort wear pieces to take you from beach to bar.
This season I was curious as to what Designers would be doing and differentiating between uniqueness of each brand meant that it was hard to decide which shows to attend. You can’t do it all but if you do try and see as much as you can.
London’s always the place to discover new and upcoming talent. With that said, Ben Sherman never fails to disappoint with Henry Holland at the helm of the labels Creative Direction team you can always expect an understated collection with edge paying homage to cool Britannia part of the labels DNA.
An exciting blend of colour and prints takes centre stage for the new collection creating mod rock and roll style with preppy Ivy League looks as versatile pieces.
Firstly, let me mention the setting for staging this season’s catwalk show to my astonishment gave us a clue as to what we might expect coming down the catwalk this afternoon. Could it be Ivy League perhaps?
The beautiful room housed in Middle Temple reminded me of a Preparatory School like something out of the Gossip Girl Series I kid you not. It was reminiscent of the school assembly with church organs blaring out in a chapel as the first models emerge down the catwalk in luxury sport’s wear inspired by Ivy League unisex pieces in classic silhouettes evoked young rock and roll icons.
Favourites include the iconic checks and bold candy stripes were sophisticated as resort wear pieces to take you from beach to bar. Striking colour palettes such as cool blues were offset to contrast with hues of silver pink and tomato cream including new signature colours Windsor Wine and Olive Oil make ideal summer statement pieces for vacation.
Who could forget the unforgettable brass band that marched the models out during the final walk to close the show paying homage to a very British Theme which took guest by surprise as a real treat this afternoon. It was very regal indeed and the show was delightfully and immaculately presented. We just loved it!
New signature colours Windsor Wine and Olive Oil make ideal summer statement pieces for vacation.
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