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Palm Springs Summer Capsule

May 8, 2019

First discovered by the Hollywood elite in the early 20th century, the population grew over the coming decades. Many of the new residents poured their wealth - and refined taste - into building the stylish modernist homes that the city is now famous for. The term desert modernism & quo; was coined in reference to the quality and sheer number of buildings in this Californian oasis. Critically acclaimed architects including John Lautner and Richard Neutra built houses there whilst Swiss-born Albert Frey lived and worked in Palm Springs designing iconic municipal landmarks such as the Palm Springs Tramway and the Tramway Gas Station.

Traditionally drawing a more mature crowd who come to enjoy the town & slower pace, today Palm Springs also attracts a younger audience whose presence is due, in no small part, to the success of Coachella festival.

Early this month, stylist and Oliver Spencer collaborator, William Gilchrist took a road trip with photographer and artist Wanda Orme to this hip desert town to capture some of the key highlights from our latest collection.

ABOVE: The Havana jacket is a reworked trucker made from a geometric, textured cotton. With a revere collar, the box pleat detail on the front references the traditional Caribbean guayabera shirt.

ABOVE: Our classic grandad shirt has been reworked in a blue and white check and a bold, white fabric detail on the breast pocket. Our slim fit Fishtail Trousers are made with a textured 'Beckford' cotton fabric in an old English cream.

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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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