Wearability appeared to be the key word to the latest collection from Oliver Spencer. The SS16 show takes its influence from minimalist sculptor Richard Serra and is a well thought out collection.
Luxury pieces were brought back down to earth and made wearable for the everyday man. Key pieces included an aubergine suede Buffalo Jacket, loosely structured blazers, patterned shirts and a notable amount of statement rucksacks. Coats and jackets however seemed to be the talk of the show. Teamed with patterned shorts and thin judo pants, the collection emphasises the real London need to embrace heavy duty outerwear throughout every season. Blazers worn underneath matching overcoats were symbolic of the collections direction and their inclusion emphasises the blend of rich summer colours of aubergine and forest green with dark and solemn tones.
The collection appeared to be a mismatch of patterns including stripes, florals and tartans, yet in actuality the combination worked perfectly well. The versatility and wearability of the collection was evident with an eclectic mix of models walking the runway. Q strings (a string quarter formed at the Royal Academy of Music) filled the Old Sorting Office with the perfect backing track of classical takes on modern songs. The music provided the sensual feel of being in a warm summer shower, with the dark hues and musty summer tones of the clothing further emphasising this feeling.
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Oliver Spencer’s AW15 collection is now available in-store.