Bringing together four bright young things in the world of fashion, Mr. Porter once again delivers on its reputation for sartorial splendour – with this line-up of London inspired designers.
The feature begins by offering a morsel of the fashion designer’s mind to us mere mortals, through a series of interviews with the group. The likes of Matthew Miller, Sibling, Richard Nicoll and Katie Eary all present their views on design and have produced an array of specially created pieces for the site.
While Splendid offers a nice choice of typically boldly coloured and patterned pieces, perhaps the most enviable item is the statement jumper donned by the man himself: a knitted piece emblazoned with a pink stylised mouse head transposed through a skull and cross bones – unfortunately unavailable to the humble consumer.
By far the stand out pieces of the London Collection come in the form of Matthew Miller’s block contrast tops and Richard Nicoll’s incredibly wearable, understated twists on staple items.
Miller’s ‘Foil-Pocket Cotton-Jersey Sweatshirt’ is another brilliant piece that gives the everyday black jumper a bold but highly controlled burst of chic, through a contrast square on the lower torso. Worn above black trousers or skinny jeans and a pair of bold formal shoes, this piece has the potential to become a statement, whilst with a simpler bottom half it can provide an uplifting boost of the avant-garde to any outfit.
The three complementary bands of blue running across Nicoll’s ‘Merino Wool Crew Neck Sweater’ tie in nicely with recent colour blocking trends, simultaneously avoiding the crass boldness that big squares of colour can bring. Again, the strength of Nicoll’s top lies in its versatility. As part of a suit this sweatshirt will tone down the formality, but its effortless style will retain a professional look – opt for a grey suit, white shirt and blue tie (which matches one of the bottom two blues of the sweater) for maximum impact.
You can shop the full ‘London Collection’ on Mr Porter now.