On Saturday 9 January 2016, modern British shirt maker Thomas Pink – part of the Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton group – unveiled Autumn/Winter 16 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, as part of London Collections Men.
The new season takes inspiration from the romance and refuge of the British coast and countryside, uniting city-dwellers with the urgency for rural escape. It extracts inspiration from local architecture, industry and environment – exploring built and natural elements we Brits have cultivated on our island nation: from royal retreats to the homespun craft of village industry.
Frederik Willems, Head of Design at Thomas Pink, says; “The collection takes us on a sartorial journey around the UK, visiting some our best-loved coastal towns – from Brighton with its resplendent Royal Pavilion, to Padstow and the Isle of Skye with their rugged coastlines.”
Colour plays a hugely prominent role in Thomas Pink’s Autumn/Winter 16 collection, and to highlight the five key hues of the season – cranberry, navy blue, forest green, mustard and turquoise – the modern British shirt maker showcased looks against impactful block colour screens in corresponding colours.
Florence Torrens, Creative Director at Thomas Pink, says; “The inspiration for this season’s show comes from architect Luis Barragan. Block colour in different planes was a feature of many of his buildings and designs and offered an interesting solution to displaying the collection against the highpoints of colour which run through the season.”
Models wore knitted hats from Johnstons of Elgin, eyewear from EB Meyrowitz and slippers from George Cleverley. Guests enjoyed G+Ts made using Williams Chase British gin.
(Photography by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Thomas Pink)
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