Autumn/ Winter 2015 marks the return to a clear and precise vision for Kent & Curwen: truly elevated modern sportswear. Through identifying and carefully retooling the iconic men’s silhouettes, such as the peacoat and the bomber amongst others, a forward thinking yet grounded collection is born. The “Distortion” of these styles, whether in the form of unexpected garment fabrications or single breasted topcoats that appear as double breasted, creates a highly desirable coherent direction for Kent & Curwen.
Building upon the established brand DNA of hexagonal quilting, and a strong use of pattern/ scale, new emphasis is paid to the classic polo, leather jackets and knits. Luxe Sport focuses on the Hi-Lo combination of wearing Tailoring with Sportswear and merges athletic silhouettes with premier fabrics such as sweatpants with cashmere trim and Milano stitch knit jackets with nylon; resulting in a versatile, modern day uniform.
Modern Estate provides a program of essentials and sportswear for a more contemporary aesthetic. Outerwear cut from English tailoring cloth, and is tonally layered to back the suit, introducing “The New Three Piece” – a true distortion of an icon. Touches of manipulated Liberty floral are seen on jumpers and shirting, and are double printed/enlarged for an exaggerated effect. The formal/sport distortion theme continues in a vignette of styles that encompass these opposing worlds in a front/back combination.
Evening Regalia invokes military accents in evening jewel tones with definitive lines and textural signature patterns. Single breasted officer’s coats are distorted and appear as Double breasted, and the hexagon motif appears again as an enlarged graphic ideal for E-Commerce shopping– introducing a new dimension of stylistic quality to the brand.
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