Appropriately set by a wintry lake in smoky woodland, the new autumn/winter 2012 lookbook from Aubin and Wills proves the brand have it covered when it comes to our winter essentials. Blurred shots, sepia tones and dynamic stills capture models Sophie Dahl and Andre Van Noord perfectly, while they effortlessly demonstrate the functional quality of this rustic collection. Fine knitwear and classic shapes are present throughout exhibiting the brands recognised traditional approach.
With relaxed separates appearing frequently within the collection, more fitted styles are also introduced for layered looks. Unstructured blazers are placed over polo neck knits and lightweight sweaters, producing a refined simplicity that can appeal to any man. A diverse way of detailing in the form of knitted textures and intricate prints also makes for interesting layers.
A particular piece that acknowledges the current trend of animal prints is the Fox Jumper. Its ‘no frills’ design makes it a wearable option for the more classic dresser, looking for bold prints without the novelty. Worn with classic cut jeans and distressed boots, the result is a comfortably constructed look, ideal for those crisper autumn days.
Their traditional approach to design and style along with an accessible palette confirms Aubin and Wills as a fashion favourite from one season to the next. An avoidance of short lived seasonal trends means their clothing carries a timeless quality that other brands often fail to uphold.