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We’re nearly there… Our London Collections: Men presentation starts at 10.30am. Which is in ten minutes….
Shooting the lookbook for our SS17 Dandy Kim collection ahead of Sunday’s London Collections: Men presentation, where all will be revealed.
Sage advice from our customer Mr P. Oakley of Hastings: desist from wearing anything from the Richard James/SpongeBob SquarePants capsule collection of 2011 when visiting Iran.
Mr Oakley (pictured right wearing his own Richard James/SpongeBob shirt and tie) draws our attention to this week’s case of the Iranian footballer Sosha Makani (pictured right, bottom) being suspended from plying his trade for six months for wearing a pair of yellow SpongeBob SquarePants trousers in public.
The ban was imposed by the Iranian football federation’s morality committee. “We took this decision because of his appearance and the impact it can have on the society,” an official was quoted as saying.
Here’s the moodboard and, below, the traditionally overwritten theme for our Spring/Summer ’17 Dandy Kim collection, which we will be showing at our London Collections: Men presentation on Sunday.
SS17 DANDY KIM
“Image is everything, substance is irrelevant, perception is reality. Image trumps all.”
Michael Dandy Kim Caborn-Waterfield, from a less innocent age.
Our Spring/Summer ‘17 collection snaps the brim of its toquilla straw hat down sharply and speeds across the shimmering, sun-slapped cyan sweep of the Straits of Florida to hedonistic ‘50s Havana in the company of the enchanting, exquisitely attired British gentleman adventurer and contrebandier Michael Dandy Kim Caborn-Waterfield.
So-called for his copious collection of stunningly cut Savile Row suits, Dandy Kim took leave of his Chelsea habitat for a suite at the palatial La Plaza hotel in Havana and a stirring spell of sub-rosa shenanigans in 1958, his ice-cool countenance and sartorial schtick slipping seamlessly into his steamy, seductive new surroundings.
This is a softly sun-bleached collection that captures all the energy and intrigue of Cuba’s capital as the pleasure seekers’ playground par excellence, a theatre of intoxicating thrills set against the rumblings of revolution, a breathtaking background of fading colonial splendour and the brave new world of ‘30s tropical deco architecture.
Linen and subtly distinct two-faced linen and cotton blends feature prominently in tailoring and keep the double-breasted jackets and wide, high-waisted and sharply pleated trousers cool and beautifully crisp.
Delicate pink, blue and mint pastels are punctuated by stinging bright neon accents of the same hue.
Mesmerising, finely detailed prints push forward on shirtings, ties and pocket squares, capturing the fantastical form of tropical art deco Havana as it basks in the almost hallucinogenic haze of the searingly hot Caribbean sun.
Join us as we survey this provocative, altogether stimulating spectacle through the eager eyes of that most charming of Chelsea chancers and resplendent of roués, Dandy Kim.
Our SS16 turquoise Big Jungle Leaves suit on the cover of today’s City A.M. Bespoke magazine.
Original Richard James print design.
The invitation for our SS17 London Collections: Men presentation this Sunday.
All will be revealed soon…
Our supremely seductive Savile Row eau de toilette is now available at WallpaperSTORE with a complimentary silk pocket square in the same design as its box!