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London Fashion Week: Ozwald Boateng Autumn/Winter 2012 Presentation.

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At the first instant, seeing strictly long-haired oriental males had us picturing Japanese Samurai Soldiers suited in  British  hunting numbers. It became apparent later on that the designer fused elements of eastern/western culture with hints of Japanese aesthetics .

Without missing the point, Mr Boateng showed what the quintessential modern [fashion forward] man would like to be seen in, be it casual or going all out, we didn’t fail to observe choice of fabrics and color tones opted for in this collection. Much different from the S/S vibrant assemblage, this collection focuses on subtle tones (Grey, Black, Military Green, Navy), there were the odd pops of brights as well. Ground-sizzling tailoring as per usual, the styling had its compass pointing very evidently in the ‘English Man‘ direction, the knitwear was a nice touch to the few pieces that had it included.

Pocket Squares looked unusually attractive, oversized pockets which we’re still a bit indecisive as to whether to love or get with the program [A possible trend?], the hats and overcoats were also a nice touch; very 1920s et native American of Ozwald  Boateng. The presentation was a fusion of cultures and unmistakably years of strong tailoring experience.

On Trousers: We have a love-hate relationship with the trousers paired with the blazers and jackets; the tapered ones we can handle, but the turn-ups? – definitely not for the regular man.

In all, We loved it!

Romola Sadiq

Image Credit: Style Bistro

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