This is the time of year I love, the beginning of the Autumn / Winter fashion season when designers all around the world begin to release their collections. As with so many years past, Harris Tweed features heavily in the very best of them as the nights draw in and a little extra warmth is required for the colder days ahead.
First out of the blocks is street style icon Nick Wooster who has extended his creative touch to a partnership with Japanese retailer and menswear label United Arrows. This Harris Tweed jacket, part of a nationality and tradition-defying collection, confirms Wooster’s affinity for patchwork, camouflage, and a mix-and-match aesthetic shown off in the blending of different materials, textures and patterns.
A medley of tweeds in varying patterns of classic Herringbone, Black Watch plaid and unusual Pinstripe forms the base of the winter-weight jacket, while his signature camouflage lines the interior. There are also matching trousers, waistcoat, tab-collared shirt, bow tie and longwing brogues to complete the look.
It’s an innovative, fresh take on traditional clothing staples. The collection will see a pre-release on August 24 at the United Arrows Harajuku flagship, with a wider Japanese launch scheduled for September 14.
P.S. I now blog over at www.harristweed.org/blog so you’ll be seeing double sometimes…