All nipping at Reiss’s heels, these collections have a sophisticated aesthetic that seem to give punters a bit more bang for the buck, with jackets, bib-front shirts and layered knitwear looking like key items.
Now you don’t have to be a pundit to have spotted this trend but there was another element to these collections. While most still had a heavy dose of slim fits, there was also a swathe of more relaxed styles. When these were combined with the smart casual ethic, suddenly there were suits and crew necks combined. And in neutral palettes with a few pieces of neon thrown in. Can you see where this is going yet?
After the riot of 1980s revivalists, there seems to be a cleaner, relaxed 1990s look emerging. Perhaps it is a natural reaction – after chaos, people feel a need for sobriety. What do you think – will there be stark black and whites, minimalism and sportswear? Certainly there is already a grunge comeback underway.
Do you welcome these constant and ever-quicker comebacks?