As part of London Collections: Men, Thomas Pink, the leading Jermyn St shirt maker, unveiled its AW15 collection at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The London inspired collection is heavily influenced by the legendary Sir Michael Caine, one of the city’s sharpest dressers in the 1960s. The conservative shades of blue and grey, which effortlessly capture Caine’s pared back style, are stylishly entwined with vibrant and typically ‘Pink’ hues of mustard and raspberry.
The impressive shirting range is also able to elegantly update the classic. ‘The Davenport’, a stylish puppytooth, and ‘The Gibson’, a fine satin twill, are two ranges that stand out for their classic charm and contemporary style. The season’s hero piece is ‘Caldicot’, an Italian weave in indigo. This washed Chambray shirt stylishly blurs the boundaries between formal and casual.
The presentation took place against the backdrop of a 30ft long bar, constructed entirely out of paper. Each model bartender and punter showcased a different Pink look. Included in the season’s model line-up was former Scottish international rugby union player and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, Thom Evans.
In line with the brand’s aim to move forward while maintaining an old school charm, guests were invited to leave ‘off the cuff’ written reviews on the paper bar using pink pens, which could then be shared via social media.
According to Florence Torrens, Creative Director at Thomas Pink, “Shirts will always be at the heart of what we do, but they inspire other pieces to complete the look. At Thomas Pink we’re broadening our offer to include more tailoring, outerwear and knitwear.”
The 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 rain coat and a deconstructed wool hopsack jacket.
Frederik Willems, Head of Design, adds that the company have “played with weaves and texture to develop solid colours with subtle design features and added intrigue. Checks and herringbone play a pivotal role throughout.”
Head on over to http://www.thomaspink.com/ to check out the brand’s latest offerings. It’s safe to say that the AW15 collection is one of Pink’s most exciting yet.