Inspired by the subtle beauty of female birds, early William Morris prints and the ceiling murals of Stockholm’s Storkyrkan Cathedral, Stefan Orschel-Read headlined the menswear day at Vauxhall Fashion Scout with a collection that fused exquisite British tailoring with a distinctly exotic, part Scandinavian hunter, part Shaolin warrior vibe.
Muted prints included dusky pink roses reminiscent of Japanese watercolours, faded polka dots and intricate graphic landscapes juxtaposed with heavier earth tones of ethically sourced tweed. Chunky knits in shades of ember brown were worked into relaxed lounge trousers, and an aristocratic equestrian theme could be seen in the contrast panelled breeches and accents of burgundy saddle leather.
The collection presented everything from the eminently wearable to more directional showpieces such as those displaying exaggerated wing-like sleeves. A cohesive and covetable collection that marks Orschel-Read as a rising star on the menswear scene.
Words: Hannah Kane
Images: David Coleman