On Day 2 of London Collecions: Men, we headed over to Hunter Gather first thing in the morning to check out their styles accompanied by breakfast. After grabbing our daily dose of caffeine we roamed around the Hunter Gather boutique, checking out what they had to offer. I was immediately drawn to a rack of a very bright, mint green selection of shirts. They had several fully patterned head to toe oufits, which were fun. They also had a fabulous pair of green jeans and a funky green drawstring closure backpack. (ahem…do we see a pattern here? Green is where it´s at!) Everyone is doing backpacks this season and this one was quite original, in contrast I´ve seen a lot of leather so it was nice to view something a bit different.
BDMOTP favorite: Black and white patterned T-shirt with mint green color collar accent
After Hunter Gather, we headed down over to the Orlebar Brown boutique on Sackville Street. For SS14, “Orlebar Brown visits Monaco”. Reanna Brown, Sales Executive with Orlebar Brown, explained to us the concept of the collection. Monaco embodies several different styles, a regular in the yacht world, the Gran Prix race driver, a pit crew guy, and the beach goer. Each style represents something related to Monaco, colors like blue and yellow to represent the beach, swimming trunks with a pattern of tire tracks. Orlebar Brown likes to think their designs were wearable five years ago, are wearable now, and will be wearable five years from now. It´s nice to see that even as designers/brands participate in trends, they still like to keep an element of timelessness in their designs.
BDMOTP favorites: Lt. blue jacket, oxblood heathered items