A/W ’14 Preview from Kent and Curwen

“I design for a man that has awareness of life, culture, proportion and design. A diverse man that understands quality but also has a strong idea of his own sensibility.” -Simon Spurr

kc9_gfIn his first collection as Creative Director for the heritage brand, Spurr channeled that very ethos. With an already thriving Asian market, Spurr has been integral in repositioning and relaunching K&C for European and North American audiences. They’ve already opened up shop at No. 2 Savile Row and on Madison Avenue with plans for future expansion. This upcoming release captures a new vision for the brand, featuring the signature ‘splice’ motif that can be seen throughout the product line, an homage to their classic sportswear persona. Established in 1926, Kent & Curwen is most known for their cricket jumper and this symbol ties their past success to the heart of their future endeavors.

I had the chance to preview the collection at their showroom last week. The outerwear was particularly impressive and they’ve entered a new category with a variety of men’s bags in saffiano, napa, and pebble leathers. Key notes of the design and construction include exploded piqué patterns, military-inspired lapels and epaulettes, tonal color stories with bold, rich expressions across a blend of fabrics, and revamped brand identifiers such as the lion heads on the buttons. Here are a few select images from the collection to give an idea of what to expect next season. Watch the full runway show here. Enjoy!

 

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