Following on from the success of previous very stylish menswear collections, Philip Start has developed a new range of menswear clothes with relaxed and informal details for Spring/Summer 2012 for his label Mr Start.
A less structured fit is introduced for the warmer weather, in lightweight fabrics such as linen, cotton, and cotton/linen mix, creating a softly tailored look. The double-breasted jacket remains a key style for spring/summer and is updated in royal blue mohair. The palette includes khaki, stone, sand, and indigo, complemented with an updated classic collection of greys and blues. Shirts are all in slim fit and, whereas collarless shirts in washed fabrics accompany the unstructured fit of the lighter weight suits, the classic shirts gain subtle texture to create the look.
Philip and Brix Smith Start started their eponymous brand ‘Start’ in London’s Shoreditch in 2002. Initially, the couple’s original store comprised both men’s and women’s wear with an emphasis on jeans. In 2004, the womenswear range gained its own premises across the street and in 2008 Philip set up his own men’s formalwear label, Mr Start. Specialising in tailored suits, Mr Start now occupies its own store neighbouring the womenswear Start store and has a representation of shirts and ties in London’s department store Selfridges. Mr Start’s clothes can also be purchased online.