Oliver Spencer Autumn/Winter 2011

Arek Thursday, February 24, 2011
Oliver Spencer presents his debut runway event.

The London-based designer has created an AW11 collection that cuts straight to the heart of the stylish modern man.

Channeling his personal clothing obsessions, Oliver Spencer mixes beautiful English suiting with iconic American sportswear, filtered through a life-long love of just-so fabrics and practical details.

The catwalk show offers a first view of his new tailored line of English-made suits.

The Oliver Spencer AW11 collection is inspired by late-1970s ska music, the full-on confidence of its adherents, and the unmissable authority of their look.

Highlights include the big, belted Greatcoat; a revisionist take on the bomber jacket; quilts; macs; and elegantly offbeat knitwear. Footwear is powerfully masculine: rough, tough shoes and boots in shades of burgundy and peanut, some with brogue details or involving mixtures of leather and suede.

Colors favor the autumnal -red, orange, khaki and the mischievous use of camouflage. Fabrics lean towards naturals, with tweed, Shearling, herringbone wools, knits and pure cotton shirting.

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Photos & text Copyright Oliver Spencer.
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