S/S16

LC:M S/S16 // Thomas Pink

It’s been just a little over a week since I returned from my trip to London Collections: Men – it was such an eye-opening experience and even more so the second time around. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it.

One of my favourite showcases took place in the Institute of Contemporary Arts,

DSC_0260 copy DSC_0127 copyWORDS & PHOTOS: OLIVER @OLIVERINSTEAD

where Thomas Pink treated us with drinks, beautiful tailorings and a view of a miniaturised Big Ben (albeit a bit bleached out in the harsh daylight).

 

It was a very intimate presentation in a moderate size room, beautifully set up with a botanical theme fronted by models who were more than just breathing mannequins, for a change, they actually appeared to be enjoying themselves.

DSC_0097 copy DSC_0111 copyThe interactions gave off a relaxed, if not a tad nonchalant atmosphere unsurprisingly appreciated by the attendees, who took full advantage of the opportunity to wind down while at work. After all, it was one of the last presentations on Day 2’s schedule.

 

As you may well know by now, I’m no expert in mens tailoring but I am attracted to all things offbeat and slightly left-of-centre so the variety of patterns and extensive selection of hues spanning from sundried citrus to scenic vibrancy pulls me in at first glance.

DSC_0174 copy DSC_0160 copy DSC_0132 copyInspired by Peter Schlesinger’s photographs of David Hockney and Cecil Beaton taken in the 70s, Thomas Pink S/S16 collection offers a more casual take on classic tailoring as a nod to the era’s style icons.

DSC_0213 copy DSC_0237 copy DSC_0164 copyThe collection takes us on a quintessential trip from Scotland with its play on tartan checks and travels down to the seaside town of Blackpool, where ironically the quieter pieces would feel right at home on the piers and promenade. This latest offering from the British brand represents more than just traditions, it captures the essence of mainstream rebellion and eccentricity the great nation has seen.

 

DSC_0184 copyPersonally, I’m looking forward to recreating some of the looks from this collection in the next few months. Though I’m not rushing out to get myself a pair of pale chinos or white high top Converse, check-on-check is perfectly accomplishable with my current wardrobe… now all I need is just some sunshine. Maybe an invitation to an outdoor wedding party. Near the coast. 😉

 

Love, Oliver

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Beckie
    June 25, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    I love men’s fashion, this feels very quirky and summery! Not sure all men would be so comfortable in the bright colours but I love them anyway :) x

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    John Howe
    June 26, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Great reveiw, are the pictures a handout or did you take them yourself?

    Pink has a showroom and shop in one of the smartest malls in Bangkok, great fashions, beautiful cuts there is only one problem. I can not afford their prices. Boo hoo.

    Did they give any samples Oliver?

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      Oliver
      June 27, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      I took those photos. :)

      Oliver x

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    Katie
    June 27, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    This looks like a great presentation – love the theme and the set-up is fab! Really sad not to be there this year x

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

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      Oliver
      June 27, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      It was fabulous! There was also a bar too, which you don’t see here.

      Oliver x

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    Ruth Fishwick
    June 30, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Oh I love the relaxed, casual element to this event. So British and perfect for the heatwave we’re having!
    Ruth Writes x

    https://ruthfishwick1.wordpress.com/

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    Nafisah Atcha
    July 7, 2015 at 6:40 am

    Oh I love this collection! very Brittish Summer xxx

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