Kent & Curwen Autumn/Winter 2014
Simon Spurr had his first outing at the helm of luxury British label Kent & Curwen at January’s London Collections: MEN. The newly appointed Creative Director returned to the brand a year after leaving.
As part of the three-day event, the label showed its AW14 line in a part presentation, part runway show hybrid at The Diary Art located in London’s Russell Square.
Launched in 1926, Kent & Curwen have become renowned for their sharp tailoring. Fans of the name include heavyweights in entertainment: Sir Michael Caine, Mick Jagger and Sean Connery.
Under the direction of Spurr, the line took inspiration from British naval dress uniform. Palettes stuck to classic autumnal tones of green, navy and burgundy; though pops were found in the form of bold yellows and blues.
The men’s classic pea coat appeared as a standard cut in navy or a cropped version in olive green. The pieces were slim-fitting, with lion head crested metal buttons and leather epaulettes providing the detailing. Spurr opted to give a wool/cashmere mix officer’s coat an added touch of luxury by incorporating rabbit fur-lined lapels.
Although tough tailoring dominated the line, more contemporary looks were also included – biker jackets in green and black, quilted at the lapel, were seen paired with slim-fit tuxedo trousers.
An extensive range of accessories, including hand luggage, portfolios, iPad cases, wallets, belts, driving gloves, ties, hats and scarves, provided the finishing touches to ensembles, alongside shoes and umbrellas from fellow Brits Fox and Loake.
Last month the brand signed up former England captain Michael Owen as its new Asia Pacific Brand Ambassador. Much like Spurr at LC:M, Owen will make his debut in the role this month at the Kent & Curwen Centenary Sprint Cup 2014 in Hong Kong.
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