Consideration for the environment played a huge role in Oliver Spencer’s offering for AW19, echoing a wider shift towards positive change this season at LFWM. It seems that consumer demand and a shift in mindset has really prevailed and that designers are really considering their footprint.
The venue was a brilliant choice. The Royal Academy’s wood panelled walls added to the alpine feel and the show began with a short film to set the scene. This show was one of the more intimate on the schedule, with the Truman Brewery feeling very open and vast in comparison. The models (including familiar faces DJ Fat Tony and Richard Biedul) used the full space, giving everyone a close up view of the collection.
Heavily influenced by alpine utilitarianism, this collection was a fresh take on contemporary dressing, pairing bomber jackets with trousers to create a casual suit or pairing high waisted trousers with patchwork shirts, Spencer is continually creating interesting and contemporary silhouettes, using quality (and in this case eco-friendly) fabrics. A piece by Oliver Spencer is an investment in timeless style.
Partnering with social media network Vero, some of the AW19 collection is made available, as part of a “See Now Buy Now” capsule.
By Michael Rathbone