A first look at what some of the streetwear show’s key brands will serve up later this month.
Spring 14 marks a change at streetwear show Stitch London. Taking place this season on July 23 and 24, the event has moved to a new, larger venue: The Sorting Office on New Oxford Street. It has also introduced womenswear to the line-up, alongside its more familiar mix of men’s streetwear
brands. Read on for our preview of what to expect this season.
Rum Knuckles’ signature line of graphic prints returns this season, inspired by tattoos, skateboarding and street art. The range includes T-shirts, jumpers and hoodies, varsity jackets and a selection of caps. The primary colour palette is monochrome, interspersed with bright reds and camo print. Elsewhere, prints with names such as ‘Dolla Guns’ and ‘Dirty Cash’ echo the brand’s rebellious punk ethos.
Danish streetwear brand Humör uses basketball silhouettes as a key influence for spring 14, with loose-fit shapes and sporty textiles. Different shades of denim and blue work across the range, which maintains the casual aesthetic the brand has become known for. Jersey pieces with fun graphics add a sense of fun.
For spring 14, Bench offers a diverse menswear collection with four different lines. The colour-blocked Popcraft; Geometro’s range of printed graphics; FMP, which focuses on textures; and Street Tech, which takes a functional approach with utilitarian fabrics.
Weather-proof bonded fabrics are key, while pop art and Instagram-inspired prints keep the range up to date and maintain a strong fashion, as well as technical, feel.
For Abuze London, staple streetwear pieces are included for spring 14, as well as a carry-over of successful cuts from last season. These are updated with fresh treatments such as polka dot and camo repeat prints. New pieces in the collection include a padded gilet and some luggage. Contrast fabric panels in suede and leather are used across the range.