14 February 2013

Oliver Spencer AW13/14 collection

Oliver Spencer turned to German art theorist Joseph Beuys and his involvement with the 1960s Fluxus Movement for his inspiration. Like the Fluxus Movement which saw the idea of art as a game for the artist to reconfigure the rules; Oliver Spencer reconfigures the style rules:

A shearling jacket is dandified into the long cutaway style with a high neck making the exposed wool reminiscent of an Elizabethan ruffle collar worn by Sir Walter Raleigh. This jacket is then dressed down with a citrus orange top and thick woollen jogging style trousers rolled up to show chunky work boots.
The shearling jacket made a few more appearances but always in a different style

Looking warm, cosy and casual in the padded bomber jacket style. Teamed with navy joggers and hot mustard accessories.

A dapper look as a slim fit leather jacket with just a shearling collar. Both smart and casual trousers in the collection sported rolled up hems exposing socks and Spencer’s capped toe Oxford boots and classic shoes.

Black and grey horizontal striped trousers similar to the stereotype prisoner outfit are matched with a tailored jacket and slim fit short coat. The jacket is an updated version of the Nehru style with contrasting upturned collar
The use of horizontal stripes was prevalent ranging from the above trousers, to shirts and to one wide colour block stripe of bright burgundy bringing an accent of colour to a pea coat.

It was stripes galore for the finale piece: Wide horizontal stripes of charcoal, mid grey and bronze on a single breasted wool suit teamed with a red and black striped tie. Definitely a statement outfit.

The collection will be available soon from www.oliverspencer.co.uk

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