Ports 1961 AW14

A modern day King Edward VIII in opera coats, briefcase backpacks and marl grey hoodies

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Initial reaction:

If King Edward VIII were around today, abdicating the throne in a marl hoody.

References:

Designers Fiona Cibani and Ian Hylton paid tribute to Edwardian England, the modern nonchalance of the (briefly King) Edward VIII and British projection artist Anthony McCall.

Stand out looks:

The roomy charcoal grey wool trousers, which bagged around the hips, and voluminous opera-like coats with stand-up collars and a line of oversized buttons. Astrakhan coats shimmered under the lights, while flashes of claret red broke the grey-heavy colour palette.

Prints please:

The fine geometric white lines over a suit and coat were reminiscent of the light laser projections of Anthony McCall, while the subtle reds running through a Prince of Wales check were taken straight from the wardrobe of Edward VIII.

How they wore it:

With streamlined hoodies worn over shirts and under jackets, and formal solid framed briefcase backpacks in exotic skins. Envelope clutches were tucked into leather gloved hands.

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