London Fashion Week Men’s is underway and I’m back writing for Jungle magazine. Here is my show report for Ben Sherman’s AW17 collection, published here on Jungle’s journal; be sure to check out the magazine for more fashion, art and culture entertainment.
With a hint of its heritage and celebrating the spirit of the mod, crew jumpers, formal coats and vintage Harrington’s took over the runway. From semi-formal looks to sport jerseys, the theme of dressing garments up or down is a highlight throughout the collection.
The idea of being a Future Mod plays on the versatility of combining the smart and the casual. With twists on the formal Oxford shirt and houndstooth button shirt, to functional parkas and crewneck sweatshirts, the Mod has a twist of the future, yet still upholds and relays back to its heritage.
Deep greens contrasted with more neutral tones and charcoal represents classic, traditional mod pieces. A continuous, important theme of tailoring runs throughout the collection, with loose fit yet tailored trousers making a statement across the runway.
The timeless style of the mod is symbolised through each singular garment of the Ben Sherman AW17 collection, giving us a feel for the brands heritage yet also the future style of the modern day Mod.
Images by Paolo Steve