Sophisticated, slim and dark, the clean contemporary handwriting that has made Strellson so commercial takes in grey, blue, rich brown and black with touches of camel for autumn 09. Checks here are small or subtle and the silhouette is trademark Strellson, with abbreviated jacket lengths and narrow trousers. Here is a range that rounds up the key details of the season and in youthfully minded versions that nonetheless adhere to a strict palette.
The pops of petrol blue on V-neck knits are few and serve to reinforce the sobriety of the rest of the palette. While the more casual range includes lots of more colourful Euro-friendly alpine styles that will be less relevant in the UK, there is also a strong knit collection from lightweight jerseys to cable detailed heavy gauge versions with shawl collars. Plaid detailing nods to the key trend for the season and the bright red versions are more Vivienne Westwood than Dolce & Gabbana.
- Belted wool coat
- Grey puppytooth trousers
- White, round collar shirt with grey placket
- Soft jersey long line cardigan
Jörg Krause, head of international sales: “We’ve seen very few UK retailers here this week but the ones we have seen, like most international retailers are after newness and something that is more contemporary. For us, focus is important and from a commercial point of view, we have to make sure that we never compromise on our offering. 1970s and 80s influence comes through in the use of Glen checks, micro-structured fabrics and styles like the duffle coat but each is presented in a new, slimmer silhouette. The trousers are slim but come in both pleated and simple creased versions. The styling is a mix of formal and casual and there is a contrast of matt and shiny fabrics.
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