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AW19 Alpine Journey

Sep 6, 2019
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This season Oliver Spencer heads off to Chamonix in the French Alps, inspired by both the region’s natural beauty and a bygone era of elegant travel. Influenced by traditional alpine utility wear, this collection mixes in our brand’s classic twist on contemporary style to create a more mature, luxurious range. The sharper lines associated with tailoring merge with a softer, deconstructed silhouette inspired by the alpine terrain and the regional architecture sitting within the landscape.

Featured throughout the collection, suiting is reimagined in a relaxed fashion; trousers and jackets in sumptuous fabrics combine in a range of styles and even our bomber jacket is paired with matching trousers. A classic double-breasted overcoat in wool adds elegance and comfort for the colder months. High-waisted, pleat trousers are paired with oversized patchwork shirts creating an easy, yet timeless, feel. An array of knitwear features throughout the collection; basket-knit rollnecks, chunky winter cardigans and classic sweaters, all made in Portugal from natural yarns, come in a selection of subtle colours that can be worn alone or underneath a jacket or coat.

With a particular focus on comfort and quality, fabrics such as tactile velvets, eco wools, heavy corduroys, soft knits and wool seersuckers feature throughout the collection. Influenced by the local scenery, natural colours such as rich cobalt blues, burnt mustard and earthy greens have been used to subtly accent gentle beiges, ochres and ecru. Elsewhere the collection is an ode to pattern, whether it be traditional check shirting, mismatch ginghams and stripes, or flattering dogtooth whilst bold, graphic patterns appear on knitwear and outerwear.

With a continued commitment to consider our impact on the environment, we are dedicated to working with low footprint fabrics. Elsewhere we have focused on minimising our packaging which lead to a 36,934 kg reduction in our carbon footprint last year. To put that in context, we have reduced carbon emissions approximately equivalent to five London buses running every day for a year.

We aim to be open and honest regarding the continuous steps we are taking the improve our carbon footprint and environmental credentials. This is an ongoing process and we are on the first steps of a long journey to be part of the solution.

More information is available on our website’s sustainability page and our staff are available at any time to answer your questions. Likewise you are very welcome to contact us on info@oliverspencer.co.uk

From our earliest days, we’ve adopted a business model that incorporates environmental and social responsibility at every step. Each season, we increase the proportion of ecological, organic and recycled fabrics and will continue to do so until they represent the entirety of our collections. We also ring-fence a proportion of our revenue to put towards planting trees with the Woodland Trust.

 

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