LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – For some reason men are less flexible than ladies once it involves clothes, and menswear is commonly a lot of regarding following conventions than breaking with them. Thereupon being the case, one should explore a collection just like the one shown by Hardy Amies and also the brand’s artistic director, Mehmet Ali, as a story about perfection, not revolution. (In 1964 Hardy Amies wrote ABC of Men’s Fashion, and 50 years later its ideas of what a gentleman does or doesn’t do are still articulated in men’s fashion magazines and on shopping sites)
Ali went trekking to the highest of Mount Snowdon in Wales, and while there he got the thought to base his fall collection around British mountaineering and the Three Peaks Challenge (to climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England, and Wales in twenty four hours). He borrowed the color palette from Snowdon, by way of J. M. W. Turner, British master of landscape painting. the runway was, in Ali’s words, about modern man’s struggle: The reward is reaching the highest, naturally. A climber’s tube rope morphed into flannel suiting as a graphic, plain-woven pattern and ran through the collection, while bouclé wool induced the slopes of Snowdon—a world of terra-cotta hues, clay blue, and deep green. Layering was used effiently, combining knitwear and tailoring (and sometimes sportswear), as in a look where a turtleneck was worn with two jackets and a coat, all in shades of gray. It didn’t look fussy, which must be considered a feat.
The tailoring could be the most important story here, and of course, it had been impeccable, shown in very British fabrics—matte instead of shiny. Hhowever what extremely made you appreciate the intricacies of the intricacies of clothing was Ali’s explanation that he’d used traditional, teasel-brushed wool, a a lot of or less obsolete technique (there are only a couple of places left in Britain that do it). That it wasn’t a revolution was a moot point.