Calum Harvey by Sam Parr.
Fine tailoring appears to be an RCA speciality, and several students had collaborated with high end Italian brand Brioni to produce a series of gorgeous tailored coats in shades of fawn, dust, greyhound and sharp reds.
RCA Brioni collaboration. Coat by Alexander Lamb. All photography by Amelia Gregory.
Brioni coat by Peter Bailey.
Brioni coat by Rebecca Neary.
Brioni coat by Zac Marshall.
Brioni coat by Benedicte Holmboe.
Brioni coat by Alex Mullins.
Over-sized round shoulders and trench coat styling was the order of the day, all worn with dark shades. Loved it all. Especially the ones above.
Aleksandra Domanevskaya opted for a colourful collection based around stripey woven shantung silk in peach and caramel shades, also worn with moody sunglasses.
Sol Ahn created a sports casual collection, with inspiration taken from baseball jackets, faded denim, school boy shorts and traditional duffel coats. I liked the way that big waist rope ties became integral features of the look.
Calum Harvey‘s collection was a clear standout amongst a sea of great talent. Riffing on traditional shapes and fabrics he showed high belted tweed suits and long boxy coats in peachy shades, accessorised with wide shaggy collars and jaunty hats. I particularly liked the wide trousered grey tweed suit. Very stylish indeed. Check out Calum Harvey’s website here.
I wasn’t so keen on Josefine Jarzombek‘s collection, mainly because she did the fur sponsorship thing, but also because those orange leather gloves with the maroon silk shirt were a wee bit scary.
Bennet Loveday produced some wonderful print effects on the inside of long cardigan and kagoul-like lightweight coats. Loved the slouchy shapes and tie-waist detailing (again).
Yejon Park launched his collection with an amazing tailored and zippered striped jacket, which was followed by some deconstructed tailoring and a fun bi-coloured jumpsuit.
Stefan Orschel-Read has already been on my radar for some time as he is represented by Felicities PR and he’s also an old pro when it comes to catwalk shows. He showed an immaculately cut collection of sharp suits with intriguing detailing such as knitted shoulder cutouts and unusual collars. I loved the grey marl shorts suit.
Fah Chakshuvej by Sandra Contreras.
Fah Chakshuvej closed the menswear selection with a regal looking collection that included metallics, heavy embossing and laser cut detailing. High collars and horns completed the look. His website is FahChak.com and he has a twitter feed too.
Don’t forget to check out some excellent menswear knitwear design here too.
2011, Aleksandra Domanevskaya, Alex Mullins, Alexander Lamb, Benedicte Holmboe, Bennet Loveday, Brioni, Calum Harvey, Coats, Embossing, Emily-Jane Murray, Fah Chak, Fah Chakshuvej, Felicities PR, Fur, Graduate Fashion Show, Italian, Josefine Jarzombek, menswear, metallics, Peter Bailey, rca, Rebecca Neary, Royal College of Art, Sam Parr, Samuel Membery, Sandra Contreras, Sol Ahn, Stefan Orschel-Read, tailoring, traditional, Tweed, Yejon Park, Zac Marshall
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