Hardy Amies: sharply British for spring

A transport debacle kept me from the Hardy Amies show, the first show on my Paris fashion week schedule – a fact about which I was understandably bummed, being particularly keen to see what Claire Malcolm – still relatively new to the brand – would present. So while I’m not qualified to comment on the ambiance of the show, the runway coverage would suggest Malcolm’s refresh of the Hardy Amies brand continues to yield great results.


Malcolm’s spring / summer 2013 collection had an aura of Britishness about it. Even the most relaxed of outfits – like patterned shorts and open-weave knits layered over shirts – had a sharpness to them that acted as a reminder that this is a brand with a heritage in tailoring. Tuxedo pieces for the evening took the sharpness up a notch again. I once heard Hardy Amies under the creative direction of Claire Malcolm referred to as a British-infused Tom Ford. If that defintiion didn’t make sense before, a white double-breasted tuxedo, immaculately cut and worn with velvet monogrammed slippers, will make it click.

You can see all of the Hardy Amies spring / summer 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

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Photography by Imaxtree