Gieves & Hawkes
Dressing correctly for formal occasions matters to the Savile Row label, which describes its new collection as “an unashamedly masculine and urban interpretation of a British gentleman’s wardrobe.” Coats with a military influence were a highlight, with a variety of silhouettes, including a magnificent admiral’s cloak, a belted greatcoat, a leather bomber and a grey flying jacket worn with army boots. The palette added to the masculinity, with olive, racing and khaki greens, and navy and air force blues. The formality of the signature eveningwear was lightened with fun touches such as peacock feather motifs on a waistcoat, monogrammed slippers and a metallic tuxedo jacket. Flannel shirts also made an appearance. Eyewear was prevalent and cufflinks were a key accessory; the house has collaborated for the first time with Mexican silversmith Tane. Downton Abbey, eat your heart out.