THOMAS PINK FW2015 collection has taken inspiration from a heady mix of London’s well known landmarks, motifs and characters. From Sir Michael Caine in the 1971 film ‘Get Carter’, to The Coach and Horses pub in Soho, the collection draws upon urban influences to create an aesthetic that is daringly bold and eclectic in style.
Frederik Willems, Head of Design at Thomas Pink, says; “The new season takes influence from Sir Michael Caine - one of London’s sharpest dressers in the 1960’s. The monochromic palette in shades of blue and grey celebrates his pared back style, whilst typically ‘Pink’ punctuations of mustard and raspberry feature throughout. We’ve played with weaves and texture to develop solid colours with subtle design features and added intrigue and checks and herringbone play a pivotal role throughout”.
Key stories in the shirting range include ‘The Davenport’, a self puppytooth and the ‘The Gibson’, a fine satin twill. This season’s hero piece is the Italian weave ‘Caldicot’ in indigo - a washed Chambray shirt in 80s two fold cotton which stylishly blurs the boundaries between formal and casual.
As the season progresses the collection references the urban metropolis that is London and celebrates its social landmarks and motifs - for example The Coach and Horses in Soho, which was frequented by Lucian Freud and legendary columnist Jeffrey Bernard. The colour palette switches up a notch with raspberry deepening to red, mustard to amber and hues of green emerging, whilst rich melange textures begin to play a key role in the range.
Shirting in fine Italian fabrics include the ‘Edward’, a window pane check inspired by London’s iconic red telephone boxes, ‘The Bedford’, a complex herringbone weave and the ‘Finlay’, a soft collar brushed poplin with amber overcheck. Separately, FW2015 includes a cashmere rugby jersey to mark 2015s rugby event of the year as well as a range of accessories inspired by the great British sport.
This season’s outerwear is travel focused and uses technical fabrics for maximum style and performance. The range includes an Italian made reversible jacket, a bonded wool coat and a deconstructed wool hopsack jacket. Traditional British outerwear includes traditional Covert coats with contrasting collars in jewel tones and quilted jackets in collaboration with Lavenham. As well as eveningwear, the collection incorporates a capsule party range inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s dashing and directional sartorial style. A quirky colour palette of teal, magenta, indigo and purple compliment rich velvet accessories with silk printed peacock feathers, which sit alongside richly textured Donegal tweed and British Flannel blazers.
The womenswear has taken influence from central Asia and the Orient and fused with traditional British styling and motifs. Spanning shirting, dresses, skirts and outerwear, Ikat prints and exotic florals sit alongside exaggerated herringbones and Alfred Hitchcock inspired peacock prints. The seasonal colour palette encompasses rich purples, teals, navy blues, hot pinks and black. Hero shirt styles for FW2015 include an oversized statement dress-shirt made in beautiful silk features a plunging neckline and works equally well dressed up or down, and a Darcy inspired loose cut shirt features stitching detail for collar stays and an extra-long tail. The collection also features the Darcina dress - the loosely cut shirtdress features the black and hot pink Ikat print, which is perfect for desk to dinner styling. Frederik Willems, Head of Design at Thomas Pink, says; “For FW2015, our popular easy wear silk shirt is re-invented in peacock print and our iconic boyfriend shirt will be available in highlight herringbone and floral print.”