Richard James offered a tailored Transandine treat for AW15. The collection was inspired by the 19th century Chilean undertaking by British engineers to build the Trans-Andean line to provide rail transport over the Andes. While British tailoring was ubiquitous, Andean stylistic shined. From coloured ribbons that donned hats, to the embroidered Incan deities on velvet slippers, to Aztek tribal chevron patterns, cultural notes we most apparent.
Fabrication, also, was a diverse affair: velvet, sheepskin, silk and merino wool got ample play. Our favorite rendition though was seen in what we love Richard James for, great suiting. The lush velvet and silk sartorial were certainly triumphs. Other noteworthy pieces were the Incan-graphic sweater and micro-print shirts which managed to be noticed under the layers covering them. In twenty-five looks Richard James delivered a fantastic men’s fashion interpretation of the British-Chilean cultural connection.
Here are our top 10 show looks:
Richard James AW15 – Top 10 Show Looks