Modern and minimal sums up the Lee Roach Spring Summer 2014 collection. The navy, beige, and black clean cut looks were infused with splashes of camouflage, which combined with the ‘functionally integrated strap components’ (allowing the garments to be worn around the waist) created a feeling of practicality and wear ability.
A clever use of light weight fabrics and the absense of collars, lapels and pockets created clean lines and a strong sense of cool. The collection mixed minimal seaming on some garments with raw edges on others, matt technical cottons mixed with glossy water repellent material and light beige looks mixed with dark black looks; yet this collection of contrast retained its identity throughout. A sense of cohesion within the collection, was created through the use of cut and silhouette.
For modern clean men’s tailoring Lee Roach is the go to designer and with the likes of David Gandy and Tiny Tempah appearing on the front row, surely now is the time to invest?
WORDS | PATRICK MCDOWELL
PHOTOS | STYLE.COM