A wardrobe inspired by Luis Barragán

Oliver Spencer's Spring Summer 2015 collection was inspired by Mexican architect Luis Barragán (1902 – 1988). Spencer was motivated by Barragán’s creative use of light, form and space that reflect the spirit of a location; “emotional architecture,” connecting people, space and experience.

Fabrics have been chosen for their texture and colour, engineered sweatshirts and textural linen knitwear reference Barragán’s use of colour and textural contrasts. Performance fabrics accentuate this season’s outerwear.

The colour palette makes reference to the primary subtractive colours of Barragán’s renowned Torres de Satélite, (image credit: Protoplasma Kid/WikimediaCommons) A spectrum of blues, (indigo through to sky), house red contrasts against yellow ochre, balanced by whites and lighter tones of oatmeal. Black adds a sense of structure to the palette.

'LUIS BARRAGAN (1902-1988) was one of Mexico’s most influential 20th century architects. Famed for his mastery of space and light, he reinvented the International Style as a colourful, sensuous genre of Mexican modernism.' (Design Museum, designmuseum.org).

Oliver Spencer

From early beginnings as a self-taught tailor and shopkeeper, Oliver Spencer has built a brand around his vision: hand-crafted quality paired with stylish accents and details. In the words of GQ, a ‘uniquely British take on relaxed style’.

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