So the spring/summer 2013 collections have landed. As is the nature of the fashion world, it seems that before we’ve even donned our scarves and gloves, we’re already panicking about what shorts and shoes to match up on a summer holiday we haven’t paid for yet.
Simplicity once again reigns supreme in the Joseph Abbound collection showcased this season, with simple line and relaxed cuts manifesting in clean, tidy looks. Whilst many other collections have taken to complex and extravagant pattern and design, Abbound has created a far more accessible line, with accent shades and the odd statement piece for those who are a little more daring.
Some of the highlights include a light weight yellow suit and a short sleeve geometric striped shirt, as well as a slightly over sized wide v-neck grey jumper. The muted colour palette is livened up with some bold blues and orangey-reds, used mainly for the heavier outwear pieces, giving the collection a more ‘mix and match’ vibe, and creating a wider range of outfit builds.
The collection also features some wonderful options in tailoring, with subtle checks on blazers and a variety of materials used for trousers, as well as a statement leather trench coat and some classic zip-up jackets.
The real treasure in this collection is, however, how easy the pieces are to incorporate into anybody’s wardrobe. There is no attempt to jump onto the streetwear band-wagon, no desperate aspirations to over detail, over size, over print and generally ‘over-do’ any trend – just a direct intention to create wearable, stylish and more importantly practical summer pieces.
The gentle variance on colour, the odd print and simple basic design means that whatever you might actually need for a summer outfit can be found, from lightweight clothes for the morning commute to elegant shirts and trousers for the evening.