“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
In 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!