Influenced by the wearable styles of Paris past, French label Hartford has remained a popular choice for the understated dresser since its 1979 beginnings. Mixing vintage construction with American design features has enabled the label to develop an easy accessibility and desirable aesthetic. The production of high quality, original designs is expected within each seasonal offering – and SS13 is no different.
Working in a fresh palette of green, yellow and coral red the design team at Hartford has produced a range of clothing that delivers their own unique take on the current industry colour and pattern trends.
In keeping with the effortlessly cool style expected from the brand, this season sees classic pieces given a modern twist through alternative colour and prints. Traditional linens are vibrant in raspberry red whilst floral prints meander in browns and vintage pink. Avoiding experimental cuts or garish prints, the range focuses on providing bold colour and timeless detailing to your summer wardrobe.
Highlights include the slub-cotton crew neck sweater in yellow and the brushed cotton shorts. However, the floral shirt is perhaps the most noticeable element within the collection. Constructed in a palette reminiscent of 1970s interiors, brown, pink and forest green blend to create a standout piece with an unquestionable artistic quality. With its fusion of 1970s colouring and 1950s coastal American styling, this item is on trend yet timeless in design.
Shop the full collection now over at Mr Porter.