A/W15 Fashion

LC:M A/W15 // Private White V.C. “The Last Man Standing”

After previewing and being thoroughly impressed by Cambridge Satchel Company’s A/W15 collection (full post here), my British heritage tour continued as I was off to another presentation by Private White V.C., a very quintessential brand originates from the city where I’m currently based, Manchester.

 

DSC_0085DSC_0081Quite literally ‘suited and booted’, the models on podiums upon entrance displayed a range of clothing including some classic patterned knitwear, beautiful autumnal chinos and corduroy trousers, seriously sexy footwear and the star of the night… no, not Brutus, the British Bulldog, the outerwear.DSC_0097 pwvc pwvc2

 

 

At the presentation that night, there were also live weavers and seamsters demonstrating their impressive craft, only on a much smaller scale of what you would see if you were to visit their Manchester factory where all these clothes are made.

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I can’t speak for other brands but for this particular collection, practicality and substance is definitely key. Pictured below is the Manchester shearling collar pea coat, equipped with just about everything you’d need to battle against the harsh British weather conditions…

DSC_0077 DSC_0079The lapel is specially constructed with a four-piece under collar for additional support when turned up and it also comes with two hand warmer pockets lined in ultra-fine Lancashire needle cord. Whereas the Lowry reversible mac is made with a weatherproof fabric known as “Ventile” developed in, wait for this… Manchester. The same material was also used in survival suits that pilots wore back in World War II and other types of immersion suits so from now on, any rain, hail, sleet or snow will just glide right off your shield… after all, this is a Mancunian brand.

 

Love, Oliver

*For more of Private White V.C.’s history, please see this posting I’d previously published on the company and one of its past collections.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    misspond
    January 14, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I love the quality of Private White clothing! How lucky of you to get another preview of their wonderful garments :) I especially love the cream wool jumper in the outfit of the 5th pic!

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      oliverinstead
      January 27, 2015 at 10:34 am

      Yeah, it was extremely kind of them and it was another great experience! Manchester represents!! 😀

      Oliver x

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    Laura
    January 14, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    There’s quite a few pieces in this collection I’d like my boyfriend to wear haha. Also loveeeee the bulldog, can’t resist squishy faced dogs!

    L x

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      oliverinstead
      January 27, 2015 at 10:34 am

      I know… there were too many people there, otherwise I would’ve run up and pinched his face!! lol

      Oliver x

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    M
    January 14, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    Great looks!

    Made in Mauve

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    Katie
    January 16, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Great photos, Oliver! Particularly like the ones of the machinists. Katie.

    The Quick Red Fox- Manchester, UK Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

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      oliverinstead
      January 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

      That was such a cool element to the presentation… I suspect not many Londonders would’ve seen a scene like that. :)

      Oliver x

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    Milex
    January 22, 2015 at 3:09 am

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