When it comes to terrible weather, The UK has seen it all. However, this year topped it: record heat in April followed by constant flooding in numerous part of the country in May, and to top it all off, an autumn-like summer. Probably inspired by these now dreaded (to say the least) conditions, Ted Baker has decided to name its new Collection “Survival of the fittest”.
May the best dressed man win.
Autumn truly is Ted’s favourite season, as the 27 attires proposed in the look-book are more inspired and more original than what we were presented with this summer.
Mixing inspiration from Britain’s great outdoors and the fashion needs of the Urban man, Ted Baker’s team mixed fabrics to create exquisite details (no surprise there), creating highly functional pieces in a wide range of earthy autumnal tone which “create a heart-warming palette that embraces rustic beauty and rural charm.”
Outerwear comprises a range of hunting jackets and nylon gilets which feature tweed shoulder patches. As we’re promised a cold winter, Ted advises us to “Layer up with puffa jackets and fur trim parkas teamed with chunky stripe knits or shirts and knitted ties.”
Slim and classic fit coloured chinos remain important alongside newer, slim fit cords in rich rustic tones of burnt orange, mustard and nettle green. However, we also witness the resurgence of denim, which has been missed greatly.
Fair Isle and Navajo printed knits appear on everything from crew necks and cardigans to bags and gloves. Accessories also include patterned woolen scarves rucksacks, satchels and holdalls mixing leather, canvas and tweed fabrics.
We are also offered a new sub-collection named “tight lines”, which will feature a new unique lining, sharper cuts and up-to-minute styling, whilst remaining traditional in the fabrics areas.
Finally, Ted Baker’s specialty: “phormal”. Combining traditional fabrics such as wool and silk with satin and velvet, tweed and wool jackets celebrate Britain’s heritage with steam train and pheasant inspired prints and pheasant lapel pins.
One piece stands out: Ted’s velvet leopard skin Global jacket, which provides “the final wild statement”.