Last week I was fortunate enough to attend Lyle & Scott’s Autumn/Winter 2012 fashion show which was held in the rather impressive Old Vic Tunnels a few minutes walk from London’s Waterloo station. There was a goodly selection of fashionistas, buyers, journalists and bloggers, like yours truly.
Now, I’m not your regular fashion writer but let me give you my thoughts. First up was Vintage men’s wear and it was said that inspiration had been enticed from the pages of Kerouac’s On The Road Don’t tell anyone but I’m pretty sure the over-riding influence was Tintin! There were of course the signature Lyle & Scott classics, with some items given a trend inspired twist.
Vintage Women’s wear looked chic with references to Lyle & Scott’s rich history, particularly during the Forties, Fifties and Sixties. Think: layered, knitted dresses, 1960’s influenced jackets and coats with subtle detailing setting individual pieces alight.
The Heritage range was, as you’d expect, smart and detailed. There was a grown-up feel to the collection, complete with blazers, shirts and staple knits. There were a few stand out items. If you were to decide on an overriding trend you’d have to say the chunky knits gave yet another Lyle & Scott nod towards the nostalgia of the British fisherman.
However having said that, all of the pieces are classic and wearable enough to see you stylishly through season after season. I’m waiting for Lyle & Scott to do a Fisherman’s Friends range!
Finally we saw a selection of items from the Club range which looked good. There seemed to be a sense of fun in the collection with plenty of bright colours for the ladies while matching accessories pulled out accent colours from the men’s collection for a coordinated look. The Club range for Autumn Winter 2012 certainly appears to be tailored to the fashion concious young golfer, if such a beast exists!
You can peruse and shop from the entire Lyle & Scott range on-line by visiting www.lyleandscott.com However don’t expect to be able to buy any of the items shown in this article until around September 2012!