SS18London Fashion Week Men’s
Titled: Crossing Veils
South Korean designer, SONGZIO presented his SS18 collection entitled ‘Crossing Veils’ at London Fashion Week Men’s. This season marks the brand’s third UK showcase outside of the Paris and Seoul fashion weeks.
It’s stripes, stripes and more stripes – ranging from jaunty wide awning stripe suits teamed with candy striped shirts, clean calk striped suits teamed with shadow striped shirts, to the more sombre classic pinstripe suit.
Look closely and you’ll find a print inside the awning and candy stripes. This print took inspiration from two portrait paintings by Velasquez depicting the Infanta Margarita Teresa in both a pink and a blue dress. Songzio has painstakingly translated Velasquez’s loose brushstrokes on to printed textiles inside his vertical awning stripes.
Colour palette juxtaposes the brand’s classic black and white with the more whimsical royal blue, yellow and bright orange plus a coral orange shade very close to the pink shade used by Velasquez.
Trousers range from wide and billowing, jodhpur style to slim and straight –some with side fringing and some with slits held together with buckles.
T-shirts and casual shirts sport watercolour painting prints designed by Songzio.
The result is a collection that is dramatic and bold with delicate artworks.
For this season SONGZIO has designed two pieces of footwear including derby’s embellished with metal studs and sandals.
Top picks for the summer races are:
Crisp white shawl collar suit with orange Bengal stripe shirt is perfect for Glorious Goodwood. Just add a tie or cravat, replace the sandals with loafers and don a Panama hat.
White chalk stripe suit with sharp peak lapels, teamed with shadow striped shirt in pale lilac and silver on white background. Replace the sandals for loafers or monk shoes. Add a tie plus a pocket square and you are all set for the Derby Festival.
Wow them at Sandown or Newmarket in this blue striped suit. But swap the shirt for a collar and tie. The jacket would also look great with just a pair of white trousers, white collared shirt and coloured tie. Swap the sandals for loafers or monk shoes.