Making sense of the season’s eclectic atmosphere
Our favourite brands' new collections are a riot of trends, influences and aesthetics. Let the Liberty experts do the hard work and guide you through the season’s key looks - mix and match new utilitarian staples against super-luxe fabrics, or layer exaggerated silhouettes over cropped tailoring. If in doubt, remember the ‘90s isn’t going anywhere.
“Reception’s playful take on retro Americana panders to this season’s love of all things ‘50s – layer this colour-block club jacket over Acne Studio’s joyful rainbow stripes.”
“Utilitarian staples aren’t going anywhere and this season is all about the flexible extra layer. Throw Wood Wood’s felt gilet over a new Christmas shirt and be cold weather ready in an instant."
“The ‘90s trend stays strong with indigo denim, flannel shirts and bucket hats remaining year-round essentials. As popular in that decade as now, Carhartt WIP’s hard-working pieces are ready for city and country.”
“Commit head-to-toe to Issey Miyake’s HOMME PLISSÉ. With contemporary classic status, these core pieces flaunt the radical pleating techniques the designer has been renowned for since the ‘80s.”
“A hoodie is an easy-in to a streetwear-inspired aesthetic. Paired with AMI’s wool cigarette trousers and Berena’s tailored jacket, it offers a new low-key perspective on formal dressing.”
“This season, designers are making a strong case for animal print ready-to-wear. Pop a white polo-neck under Acne Studios’ wool knit and add Reception’s leopard trousers – an accessible way to do ‘80s excess.”
“Carne Bollente pushes its sex positive message with this corduroy shirt mischievously embroidered with nude figures – add A.P.C.’s pinstripe trousers for a cheeky high-low mix.”
“Maison Kitsuné’s classic cardigan offsets Dries Van Noten’s unique brand of highly desirable maximalism – this psychedelic floral shirt will lift the gloomiest of days and carry you through to BBQ season.”