Bespoken and Ernest Alexander Spring/Summer 2014Posted on September 4, 2013 | by Blair Cannon
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The ultra-hip menswear line Bespoken featured a London schoolboy-inspired collection of pocket tees and skinny ties, collared shirts under knitted sweaters, and patterned suit jackets over matching trousers. The collection combined Bespoken’s typical rock ‘n’ roll tone with a new-school twist, finding the ultimate balance between edgy and preppy. The collection’s palette included what seem to be the season’s most popular colors: classic black and white, navy, light grey, and salmon. In addition to angsty facial expressions, the models each sported at least three shades of blue, reflecting the spirit of the British flag that served as a curtain behind them. Bespoken played heavily on school uniforms and athletic wear, adding a strip of leather to a pant leg here, and a shaded shirt pocket there. The combination of suit pieces, jersey tees, and unanimous neutral-tone boots completed the look of a quintessential prepster.
Just downstairs from Bespoken’s show, Ernest Alexander’s fall menswear collection featured a more mature and earthy style. Models posed with Alexander’s notorious leather hand and shoulder bags, amongst real leaves scattered over the showroom floor. Earth tones were most prominent, and Alexander cleverly mixed floral, nautical, and camo prints with subtle navy, olive, and grey solids. Like their Bespoken counterparts upstairs, models sported shorts and trench coats, as well as buttoned-down collars and bomber-inspired jackets, creating an overall preppy and fashion-forward look. Watches, loafers, and pinstripes were balanced with playfully cuffed shorts and isolated floral shirt collars. Together, Bespoken and Ernest Alexander created the ultimate team for both edgy and classic menswear in fall 2013.
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