In his SS19 collection, named ‘Wildflower’, Oliver Spencer brought a slice of British heritage to the runway in the form of a countryside theme. With set design by iconic nature artist Wolfgang Buttress, the scene was set with a spring colour video playing out British wildflowers such as Poppies and Daisies whilst models emerged through a tulle veil guided by gusts of mellow yet powerful music.
A hippie inspired, bucolic atmosphere hung over the runway as a refreshing lightweight collection was displayed on the designer’s ever diverse selection of models. Although harking back to the Woodstock era’s take on environmental awareness, the theme was deeper routed in the collection with all garments made from organic cotton.
Oliver Spencer proposes an elegant and timeless modern man with smart and casual both of equal importance and fresh, light, natural tones in beige, pink, khaki, blue and crisp white forming the base for this character’s wardrobe. Each model was accessorised with a daisy-chain and during the final walk each was adorned with a bouquet as though to suggest the need for a marriage to our natural environment in the seasons to come.
Words by Alexandra Neilson-Clark / Images courtesy of Oliver Spencer