Industry insider’s share their thoughts.
This season’s strongest trend seller is the classic brogue, with Grenson leading the way in the heritage stakes. One of my top spends this season was coloured denim and we are seeing a positive reaction. Introducing trend-driven prints through brands such as Hentsch Man (pictured) has brought a point of difference and kept our customers and staff interested.
Daniel Le Sauvage
We’ve had a good reaction to the spring 13 menswear collection, which incorporates a strong selection of interesting prints ranging from floral to Navajo. Paul Smith and Nudie Jeans (pictured) have been our fastest sellers in store so far this season. Footfall has been reduced due to adverse weather conditions, but this should all change with a few rays of sunshine.
Spring 13 has been a massive success so far. Our premium line, MKI Black (pictured), has been phenomenal.
We’ve just started wholesale with the sub-label and have already sealed one key stockist in the Far East, with more in the pipeline. MKI Black’s second release is imminent, and that’s our main focus for the rest of the season. We’re also keen to stay on a sportswear vibe this season.
We have the spring looks, just no spring! A lot of the key looks such as printed shirts and brighter colours are just not right for the weather now and are still in the stock room. Fortunately we’ve bought into some good transition product, with jackets and knitwear pieces doing well and leather jackets starting to work again. Denim shirts have also finally started to sell for us, with denim across most brands having been strong, particularly Diesel (pictured) and Nudie Jeans in regular or tapered fits.