REISS Menswear Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

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This season British brand Reiss focuses on “a kaleidoscope of different experiences” with its latest menswear collection. It’s about the journey rather than the destination, concentrating on durable clothes to travel in. The collection is timeless and believable for the self-assured man who has an adventurous spirit.

When designing this collection, Reiss’ design team was inspired by how children’s books simplify grown-up situations with a playful approach. These books also influenced the collection’s diverse colour palette and rich textures.

Predominantly drawn from the pages of the book ‘Neue Stuttgarter Skizzen’, the collection’s colour palette is made up from an array of colours including Persian Ink, Empire Blue, Soft and Dapper Grey, Tinted Pearl and Frosted Yellow. The design team’s advice for the season is to mix soft colours and pastels with burnt colours that pop.

A rich and varied array of fabrics adds warmth and texture to the collection. Wool and mohair wool are popular mixes for suiting, while pure cashmere knits will inject effortless luxury into your winter wardrobe. Cable knitting and ribbing are used throughout knitwear, while even a touch of pony hair is used on outerwear. Shoes are crafted from pure Italian leather, making them more durable and higher quality.

It’s the details that truly put the finishing touches of style onto a garment. From contrast colour and fabric sleeves to faux-fur trims and quilting, these subtle yet impactful features lend the collection its unique qualities and additional layers of luxury. Meanwhile, oversized checks are used on both suits and outerwear; perfect for making big, bold sartorial statements.

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