Oliver Spencer recently showcased his AW14 collection, a wardrobe influenced by Purism, architecture & London’s ever-evolving subcultures.
The collection takes inspiration from the Purist artist by Le Corbusier, Spencer was motivated by
urban renewal and Cobusier’s mechanical, modular designs and modern materials; geometric spaces
flooded with colour.
Fabrications have been re-worked with new weaving techniques; a modern architectural take on a classic herringbone. Rhythm and repetitions inspire pattern and prints. Performance fabrics reference Corbusier’s ‘machines for living’; Lightweight Nylon has heavy influence. Geometric shapes and colour are introduced in a nod towards Tartan.
Charcoal, navy and forest green anchor the colour palette which blends with caramel and rust tones.
The clean and sharp architectural lines of Unité d’Habitation influence traditional tailoring to create a
modern fit for the season.
Key pieces include the Shawl Collar Donegal Jacket, Lightweight Nylon Mac, Judo Pants and the Caramel Epsom Coat that embody Spencer’s approach to evolutionary design.