Urban Outfitters has released a small selection of preview shots of its upcoming collection. Promising a daring and eclectic range, the sample looks to combine a rugged, thrown-on style with tailored pieces and an eye for detail.
Military surplus is a strong influence on the looks. Camouflage shirts and trousers are featured but in slim, urbane cuts which work well with the smarter pieces yet still retain their casual style. Chunky, functional boots retain this hard-wearing aesthetic as well as providing the necessary practicality for winter along with warm woollen accessories.
Urban Outfitters’ eye for unusual detail is also present; a wool varsity jacket with contrast sleeves is completed with a knitted collar and cuffs in a heavily textured pattern and leather detailing, creating a true statement piece that would help make any look your own. We can only hope that the final collection delivers even more standout items such as this.
A hint of the refined is introduced with club collar shirts and heavy blazers. However, these smart pieces are kept soft and unstructured so as not to interfere with the predominantly casual styles. The unique combination of pieces helps to add a fashion forward angle that compliments the careless cool of the collection.
Urban Outfitters AW12 sneak peak hints at a promising seasonal collection. By mixing standout pieces with thrown-on casual wear it creates and easy to wear and eclectic range for those that want to stand out and is certainly one to watch for the coming season.