THOMAS PINK @ SS2014 Collection

THOMAS PINK SS2014 Men's Collection is an eclectic mix of influences to integrate the boldness and dynamism of the 1980’s music scene with the romance of those only too rare idyllic British summers, to create a colour palette contrasting confident brights with dreamy pastels.

The inspiration boards Max Headroom rubbed shoulders with Princess Di while Duran Duran and Bryan Ferry sat side-by-side with blazered public school oarsmen. The bleached out blues of the Cornish surf scene contrasted with the strong bright colours of Rubik’s eponymous cube and the resulting clash emboldened us to partner stripes with checks and top it all off with a statement tie or pocket square.

Their own archives lent focus to a gingham collection which leapt to centre stage for both formal and casual occasions. Versatility was further underscored by the introduction of cotton/linen blends in eye-catching checks to do double duty whether working or weekending.

For women collection, it stay true to a menswear vibe with a collection which references mens’ shirting but remains resolutely female in execution. Loose fitting boyfriend styles in classic shirting fabrics seduce with Brigitte Bardot aplomb and cleanlimbed tailored looks in poplins and Aertex allow the fabrics to speak for themselves. 

Silks are woven with a sheen of fairy colour in cobalt, coral and sky blue and linens are overlaid with a metallic lustre. Shirting is at the heart of the collection and gives focus to other pieces including the ever versatile shirt dress. Whether sculptural in crisp Swiss cotton or seductive in silk, the shirt dress comes into its’ own.

 Whites remain centre stage and are well represented with an elegant tux shirt in ivory silk, and sleeveless high-Summer styles.

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