Hardy Amies S/S 2017
Mood board: Darren Barrowcliff’s sophomore collection as Hardy Amies’ head of design was presented salon-style within the heritage brand's spiritual home of No. 14 Saville Row. The offering cemented a fresh start for the tailoring house as Barrowcliff sort to relax the modern man’s summer wardrobe layering whitewashed denim vests under lightweight plaid suiting along with the introduction of an unstructured tuxedo line. The central silhouette was double-breasted, albeit nearly tapered, working in a palette of wheat, bone, and navy, while a range of outerwear options included a longer line trench that was designed especially for the British 'summer’. Outside it dutifully rained on cue.
Best in show: Gingham 'table cloth' checked jackets and white denim with ripped knees (we also saw acid-washed denim vests styled under navy denim jackets) were made for the English gentleman who’s looking to push the envelope on Savile Row.
Finishing touches: When it came to footwear Barrowcliff took a similar approach teaming up with luxury Austrian footwear brand Ludwig Reiter on a range of contemporary footwear options that included rubber soled, woven black leather Capri slip-ons, along with a more formal patent Derby.