At Crombie’s AW14 presentation the style is kept as traditional as possible but with a modern twist.
They’ve kept some classic pieces, the Great Coat for instance which is what the women made for the military at the First and Second World War (well except it wasn’t cashmere, right?) to keep the soldiers warm.
Other archive heritage pieces making a come back this season are the Pea Coat and Car Coat.
A key piece is the broken herringbone coat with the astrakhan collar; a personal favourite of mine.
The Milano crew necks and cardigans complete the outfits perfectly. Certain materials and cuts are definitely more modern, for example the khaki leather high neck coat with the sheepskin lining.
The big doctor bags and briefcases are an exclusive selection from Swaine Adeney Brigg, made from amazing bridle leather; which not only is of British origin but hand-made as well.
The colour palette included the most gorgeous shade of oatmeal white, named quite appropriately “winter white”, warm khaki (“moss green”) and dark brown (“chocolate”) as well as a very pretty warm grey (“graphite”).
The focus for this collection was function, which was quite evident in the designs. Great, high quality pieces, essential in a man’s wardrobe.
The party came back for the second consecutive season and teamed up with fashion label YMC to celebrate the launch of their AW14 collection at LC:M.
Special cocktails were prepared by the skilful bartenders from the Milk & Honey bar just for the night. These included cucumber infused Gordon Gin and tonics, Reyka Vodka Moscow Mules and other special drinks the guests enjoyed with their Gaucho canapés.
Stay tuned for Day 3.
Photo credit: me & courtesy of YMC (band photo)