Oliver Spencer
By Anna Glassman

CASUAL REFINEMENT London: Celebrating just over a decade in business, British designer Oliver Spencer’s F/W 13 collection was a lovely synthesis of his inspiration, …

Jan 08, 2013
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CASUAL REFINEMENT
London: Celebrating just over a decade in business, British designer Oliver Spencer’s F/W 13 collection was a lovely synthesis of his inspiration, the work and imagined wardrobe of the artist Joseph Beuys. Concentrating on felt, Beuys’ sculptural material of choice, Spencer crafted comfortably tailored coats with a nubby texture and slim silhouette, authentically marled sweaters and rolled hem trousers. In a seasonal palette of cranberry, grey, navy and olive, these pieces coalesced into attire perfect for a fashionable young college professor. Respectable, masculine and with a hint of luxury via thick shearling and tasseled suede loafers, this Fall collection was a confident and in-depth examination of what refined casual should be next season.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim & Relaxed

Color: Grey / Lavender / Plum / Safety orange / Olive / Navy / Fucshia / Mustard / Burgundy / Persimmon / Mushroom / Black / Coco / Camel

Key Items: Peacoats / Ribbed turtlenecks / Wool mackintosh coats / Shawl collar knits / Bomber jackets / Waistcoats / Cotton shirting / Textured cardigans / Tweed biker jackets / Rolled cuff trousers

Materials: Felt / Bavarian wool / Shearling / Tweed / Ribbed knits / Denim / Shirting cotton / Waxed cotton

Print + Pattern: Camouflage / Stripes / Graphic florals

Details + Trim: Patch pockets / Rolled cuffs / Ribbing / Shawl collars / Shearling trim / Zippers / Horn buttons / Tab collars

Accessories + Footwear: Refined lace-up boots / Tasseled suede loafers / Canvas tote bags / Monk strap loafers / Patterned scarves / Slim ties

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