21 January 2017

Oliver Spencer AW17 - Tough Love

For AW17, designer Oliver Spencer wanted to toughen up his designs and so named his collection ‘Tough Love’. 

Inspired by pared-back modern day menswear, he has created a collection with straightforward silhouettes whilst using an eclectic array of fabrics and textures.

Main colour palette of neutral greys, navy and blacks are accented by two completely different colour contrasts:

One a bold autumnal burst of burnt orange and forest green. Colours you expect to see in an Autumn/Winter collection – earthy, masculine and grown up

The second is of dusky summer tones. Shades of delicate powder blue and blush pink more associated with femininity and lightness. Here Spencer wanted to make a statement and prove even tough boys can were pink.

Patterns include tailored Blackwatch tartan and fun wide horizontal zigzag stripes on sweaters.


The collection is softened by deconstructed and washed fabrics including soft velvet, corduroy and wool with contrasting leather.

Oliver’s signature cropped trousers are seen throughout, paired alongside new long-line jackets, roll neck jumpers and stacked sole plimsolls.

Oversized parka coats are introduced to the collection with a versatile ergonomic design, allowing the coat to be carried over the back like a rucksack when not being worn thus leaving the wearer’s hands free for his mobile and racing newspaper.


Key pieces include: Soft leather bomber with contrasting shearling collar, oversized parka coats and powder blue polo necks.


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