Oliver Spencer is a brand that until comparatively recently I’d ignored. However the Oliver Spencer ethos is – quality doesn’t have to mean formality and casual doesn’t have to mean careless. Certainly this is a view that resonates. Oliver Spencer collections provide a relaxed modern style, that includes traditional tailoring but also utility wear. The utility clothing particularly appeals to me at the moment.
The Oliver Spencer AW16 collection was previewed at London Collection Men recently and it’s inspired by Ginger Baker; his music and his travels through Africa.
Camel, navy and grey colours feature strongly. Trousers are slightly wider and baggier which is the trend at the moment as things move away from closer fittings – although as yet this doesn’t seem to have migrated to the street. Generally there’s more room and more material in the jackets and trousers in the new collection. As you’d expect given the Ginger Baker inspiration, there’s a heavy African influence and a late sixties early seventies vibe throughout. Oliver Spencer has broad appeal and this is reflected in the ages and looks of the models used. Here are some of my favourites from the preview.
All images are taken from Oliver Spencer AW16 collection. The launch video showing behind the scenes footage and the looks from the collection below: