Where the runway meets the street

We’re again transported to back into the 20th century with Simon Spurr’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection looking to the military and the London street photography of Robert Frank as foundational muses. A whole segment of Frank’s London shots from the ’50s focused on foreboding bankers moving about in a foggy financial district, and there’s definitely menace to the monochromatic palette and silhouettes seen here.

As a contrast, there are elements in tribute to Tommy Nutter’s 1960s revisions of the traditional suit, giving the sharpness of all the austerity something to cut around. The most noticeable feature in this regard is a dramatically enlarged houndstooth pattern that shows up on blazers, coats, sweaters and even an entire suit. Some breezy plaids also lighten the mood, making for a balanced set full of stuff we’d like very much to own.

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