Thursday, 16 January 2014

Ede & Ravenscroft Autumn/Winter 2014 Menswear

Confirming that, in addition to being the undisputed cradle of contemporary innovative and creative fashion, London is the birthplace of menswear as we now know and enjoy it, tailors Ede & Ravenscroft presented their Autumn/Winter 2014 collection alongside the official calendar of fashion shows and presentations that took place during the latest edition of London Collections: Men in early January 2014.



Founded in 1689, Ede & Ravenscroft are the oldest tailors in London. Having served twelve English sovereigns, the company currently holds the royal warrant as ‘Purveyors to the British Royal Family’ in their official capacity as robe makers to Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Prince Charles. Faced with such illustrious rich heritage, it is easy to understand why the label’s fashion designer Michael McGrath would attempt to find inspiration in the company’s archives.

For Autumn/Winter 2014, McGrath (who had previously worked at Burberry as head of design) adopted traditional patterns and a colour palette of greys, beiges and rich accents of jewel hues to create modern tailored silhouettes. This was also achieved by using luxurious fabrics carefully sourced from English, Scottish and Italian mills, such as soft cashmeres, Harris Tweeds in herringbone patterns, and wool Prince of Wales checks for outerwear and suiting, and nappa leather for detailing.














Photographs courtesy of Ede & Ravenscroft


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