LFW saw Oliver Spencer make his triumphant return to the catwalk with a SS12 presentation inspired by fantastical notion of the French Mod.
The new season offering from the designer exuded testosterone as he sent a series of motley, street-cast models stomping down the catwalk in looks fuelled attitude and confidence.
Boisterous with colour, the collection maintained a deep running sense of masculinity without appearing obvious or overtly traditional. Clean lines on jackets and trousers gave a definitive capability to the collection which contrasted well with the playful polka dots and stripes that acted as cheering design accents on several garments.
Wearability was key – every item from this collection can easily be imagined and integrated into most wardrobes, and that’s what Spencer does best, accessible British luxury.
Much of the collection is made in the UK and the potent patriotism in the line is evident from the well-shouldered tops down to the capped-toe Oxford shoes. No wonder Mr Spencer has earned himself a nomination as Best Menswear Designer at the 2011 British Fashion Awards.
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