WGSN Global Menswear Designer Award winner Oliver Spencer showcases his AW14 collection, a wardrobe influenced by Purism, architecture & London’s ever-evolving subcultures. A cross-generational collection with a strong luxury urban aesthetic.
Inspired by Le Corbusier, (leader of the Purist art movement 1918 – 1925), Spencer was motivated by urban renewal and Cobusier’s mechanical, modular designs and modern materials; geometric spaces flooded with colour. Fabrications have been re-worked with new weaving techniques; a modern architectural take on a classic herringbone. Rhythm and repetitions inspire pattern and prints. Performance fabrics reference Corbusier’s ‘machines for living’; Lightweight Nylon has heavy influence. Geometric shapes and colour are introduced in a nod towards Tartan.
Charcoal, navy and forest green anchor the colour palette which blends with caramel and rust tones. The clean and sharp architectural lines of Unité d’Habitation influence traditional tailoring to create a modern fit for the season. Key pieces include the Shawl Collar Donegal Jacket, Lightweight Nylon Mac, Judo Pants and the Caramel Epsom Coat that embody Spencer’s approach to evolutionary design. Specials’ Drummer John “Brad” Bradbury plays a live set to accompany the show.
The Oliver Spencer AW14 collections will be unveiled on the runway at The Old Sorting Office, 1-23 New
Oxford Street on Wednesday 8th January 2014 at 12pm.