This week we pulled boohooMAN Designer, James, away from the studio to get his edit from the AW15/16 collection. Here are his 5 key pieces for the season.
PANELED SWEATER – Seen a lot on the catwalk over the past few season’s designers such as Neil Barrett are paving the way for cool cut & sew product. Interesting seam lines adding pattern and shape to the garment allows for the basic sweat to be not so basic.
PANELED JOGGERS – No longer a staple of the streets the Joggers (skinny fit remains fundamental) can be dressed up or down in today’s ever changing world of fashion. Whether paired with a smart shirt for a smarter-urban mix or paired with a matching sweat for a lounge-set the panelled jogger is now a staple which should be pride of place in every man’s wardrobe.
BOILER SUIT – Seen a lot of the summer season the boiler suit or “woven onesie” remains key for me. A new style for menswear never really seen before it’s taking the traditional work wear aesthetic and again moving it into something new, cool and contemporary. With varying fabric options and styles available on the market for me the utility/military feel of the boohooMAN option hits the mark.
BIKER JACKET – Although Jackets change with trend and season there are few who remain constant within the menswear market. The biker jacket for me hits all the marks this season. Incorporating Zip details, Asymmetric lines, panelled details and once again the ability to dress the piece for both a smarter and casual setting the biker is no longer purely for those of us who are members of “Hells Angels” but is now a strong competitor for the MA1.
SMART JOGGERS – Key for the Winter Season by mixing formal and casual for an interesting combination. It’s a way of maintaining a smarter tailored edge but with a contemporary modern twist on the traditional skinny smart trouser. Cuffed ankle hem is the way forward!