Black is most certainly back; if the spring/summer 2013 collection from Matthew Miller is anything to go by. With its dark hues, this collection displays a slick, tailored aesthetic, whilst always maintaining practicality and style. Imaginative cutting techniques and a focus on layering run throughout, as well as a gifted eye for detail and texture.
Each look is clean and simple. Complimentary hues combine to form a style that is accessible and wearable by all. However, these well refined looks display true design talent. Original pattern and detailing is integrated consistently with varying subtlety. One such piece is the light grey suit with ‘zig zag’ detailing around the pockets and on the sleeves. Although edgy, this piece is fresh and full of style, whilst pleasantly avoiding ‘mainstream’ trend influences.
Another example of Miller’s originality that does nod its head to current trends comes in the form of another suit, covered top to bottom in a re-worked camouflage print. Beautifully bold with a classic cut, this piece is certain to carry this year’s focus on pattern into 2013.
Not only is this collection functional and distinctive but it conveys much of what British fashion, and in particular city style, is all about. Aiming to make the wearer stand out from the masses, Miller’s reconstruction of tailoring techniques has resulted in a modern, wholly wearable range.