A man’s debut should be steeped in victory, a reflection of everything he has not grandstanded on thus far. Paying reverence to this adage and framed by the theatrical setting of the Royal Opera House, Hackett used London’s latest menswear platform to launch their spring/summer 2013 line.
Reminiscent of the Great Gatsby, Hackett’s collection fused British sporting achievement and Mediterranean influences. Focusing on five cultural themes – each underpinned by solid associations with quintessentially British establishments – from the joie de vivre of the Riviera to the bygone era of the boathouse.
Vintage paisleys and floral prints sat aside multi-pocket jackets and dusty tones of clay to create a uniquely modern approach to sartorial style.
Hackett’s homegrown style was the coveted collection of Friday’s London Collections schedule, the perfect opportunity to showcase Hackett’s best of British approach to men’s style and show an international audience exactly what the country’s capital has to offer.
Balance is often the scale on which the success of a finished coat is measured (and Hackett’s tweed is always on-point.) In the same vein, a shows finale is frequently seen in the same light.
Making way for the bow of Hackett’s eponymous founder, a dozen jacket-clad dandies, topped with bowler hats, made their way down the centre of one of London’s finest landmarks.
In association with their inaugural showing, Hackett have produced a series of one-off notebooks endowed with the symbol of the country’s capital dressers. The perfect summation of sartorial nonchalance.
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Where did Jeremy Hackett open his first store in 1983?
The answer can be found in our Q&A session with Jeremy Hackett.
A) Bond Street
B) New Kings Road
C) Savile Row