Brian Clarke Autumn/Winter 2012 Catwalk Presentation
This LFW we were obsessed with menswear so to continue on our HOT Britz roll we checked in on the Brian Clarke A/W 12/13 Catwalk Presentation.
Held at the designer’s chic boutique and showroom on Paddington Street it was second row action for us - it’ll be front row next year Brian...right??!
There was some buzz ahead of the show about a model that goes by the name BB, remember the E4 reality show about a group of models? You know the one, ‘Dirty Sexy Things’ it's all flooding back right, well the dark skin Adonis with those angular jaw lines was rumoured to be walking in the show. So wishing I was front row now, lol.
Anyway on to the show, Brian’s vision for Autumn/Winter 2012 was a melange of textures, patterns, wool and surprisingly lighter weight fabrics. There were leather trousers paired with a tweed waistcoat and animal print paired with plaid trousers. Key pieces were the suit jacket both single and double breasted often worn as a blazer and seen with slightly curved lapels, the bomber jacket and full length coat were recreated in plaid, leather and lighter weight fabrics with contrast rib trim in the bomber’s case. Trousers were often tapered slim fit affairs worn always in contrast to the top half.
The retro casual wear screamed late 70’s TV show ‘Minder’. It was all brown leather and skinny and I mean skinny jeans. Brian had fun with the collection with little pops of ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ detail like the full length brown leather coat with rouched leather mock neck detail at the back neck- BB rocked that look by the way. As you took in the beauty (clothing included) from head to toe, the icing was most definitely the beyond fabulous purple suede and leather brogues. I am unashamedly in love with those brogues. Brian thinks I’m kidding but I really do want a pair, is a ladies range in brogues too much to ask??? I mean you had a lady walk in the show!!!
In Brian Clarke's Autumn/Winter collection you'll find excellent tailoring with subtle twists adding a youthful take.
Words: Enam G
Photography: Ernest Simons