London Collections: MEN – Nicole Farhi AW13
When it comes to the fast paced world of fashion, longevity can be a difficult thing to achieve. However, when you deliver classic, timeless designs from season to season, it is going to be far more obtainable. This is the approach that has been taken by Nicole Farhi since she first began designing, and judging by her display at London Collections: MEN last week, this hasn’t changed.
Having worked within a cool palette of silvery greys and light blue, the resulting collection appears contemporary in style but classic in design. With formality running throughout each of the looks, an emphasis has been placed on modernising traditional pieces. This has been achieved through Fahri’s use of colour and reworked fits.
An avoidance of following seasonal trends provides Farhi with the opportunity to provide original detailing, patterns and prints that ultimately stand out. Within this offering, it is the pebble dash, stripes and contrasts that work with the intelligent use of colour to achieve a wearable look fit for any age.
Notable pieces from the collection include the leather jacket, complete with a shearling lining, and the black/white patchwork sweater. However, the collection as a whole offers quality pieces that are sure to deliver effortless style, no matter who the wearer.