There’s a somewhat hectic period at the end of London Fashion Week that’s given over to the guys; I say a period, it’s a day really. With any luck in the future they guys will get a bit more of attention here in London as it’s well deserved. There are some great British designer showing and Oliver Spencer is definitely one of those. Throughout the womenswear collections for the Spring/Summer 2012 collection we’ve been seeing a real move towards things just being easy and comfortable, but not ‘comfortable’ in that negative fashion way, in a new crisp, well put together way. Oliver Spencer has that feel about it too, making the Oliver Spencer guy pretty well matched to next season’s girls.
Nothing’s strict here or overly done. The garments are simple, honest, wearable, and cool. It’s not a word I’d particularly use often when talking about collections but here it really fits well. He’s a cool guy, he looks well put together, but it’s in an effortless, easy way. He’s cool because he isn’t needing you to think he is.
I particularly enjoyed the subtle hints of polka dot that make it through on a few pieces, and the use of a soft washed out coral colouring. There’s an orange knit in there that I would more than happily find a home for come next summer, looking fantastic set against the khaki chinos.