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CAMPAIGN CIRCUIT: Shanghai Tang Spring 2014 Menswear

 

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YEAR OF THE HORSE

Inspired by horse-riding, the new quilted vests and riding jackets come in immaculate black and white. Desert elegance is evoked in sandy toned pants with jodhpur lace-up details with vivid orange and red highlights. Knit polos bring sophistication. The omber blouson is the important new jacket shape – updated and urban, quilted or in a micro-motif print, and worn with suit trousers.

SARTORIAL QUIRKS

Tailored suits come in singular shades of ink, enamel blue and kelly green.They are matched with same-shade shirts or playful print and styled in a youthful way. Clean lines of contrast trim and panel inserts create colour blocking on sweaters. Big bands of colours update the knits. The famed Shanghai Tang polo has been reinvented, shedding the patches of the past. For the younger man, there is the new mini Mandarin collar shirt. The must-have Bomber blouson comes in butter-soft leather, as well as baseball-inspired knitwear with contrast sleeves. Pocket squares continue to be the ideal companion for blazers.

THROWN TOGETHER / CAREFREE STYLING

Interesting combinations of graphic conversational prints are coloured by deep, dark tones with highlights of brights. Exotic all-over bamboo prints mix with micro pattern suits. Tonal, head-to-toe colours effect refined casual; while the new cardigans feature printed back panels with matching printed pants.

BOLD SUMMER

Beach styling and a free spirit are seen in washed blocks of colour and print. Coloured chinos that look bleached by the sun with a soft-washed, well-worn effect are paired with vibrant corduroy jackets. The new Henley polo in jersey uses the piece-dyed technique to give it the hand-feel of a favourite old tee.

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