London Collections Men: Oliver Spencer SS17


Capri in the 1950s evokes old-school glamour, elegance and sophistication, a sense of wealthy Italians living la dolce vita and embracing beauty and sensuality. It’s a culture and era that has provided the inspiration for everything from art and film, to music – and of course – fashion.

The Oliver Spencer SS17 collection used this as inspiration too, but in a different way than perhaps is the most common. His inspiration stemmed from his favourite house – Casa Malaparte – on Capri. With clean, modernist lines and contemporary architecture that is juxtaposed by its wild and rugged location and surrounding Mediterranean Sea, this is a house that is famous, awe inspiring and a fine piece of modern Italian architecture.
This was a collection that was minimalist, with clean cuts, simple tailoring, cropped trousers, co-ords and a new, relaxed take on the suit. But it was the colours and print that brought it to life and made it Oliver Spencer; greys, white and navy sat alongside vibrant reds, honey and mustard, while jackets, trousers and shorts came covered in checkered prints and stripes.





Words and images by Angharad Jones

Sarah Atkinson

Sarah Atkinson

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