The New Edwardians of 1950s Britain inspired Richard James’ fall / winter 2014 collection of slim suits and Dandy details. Colours were bold, prints were plentiful and some velvet pieces were as rich and deep in hue as they were in texture. Styled for the runway each outfit took on a sort of larger-than-life character, where slick hair and stern posture met the attitude of a generation past. Still, if there was one thing worth taking away for the man not so willing to commit fully to such a wardrobe, it was that this new new Edwardian romanticism can be achieved without too great an investment. A rolled-up trouser, a leather bomber and a wool scarf tied with extra flourish are enough to dip a toe in the aesthetic without looking like a movie set piece.
In other words, Richard James’ pieces can be used as building blocks or full pieces of wardrobe architecture; and that’s the true beauty of a collection like this one.
You can see all of the Richard James autumn (fall) / winter 2014 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree