June 24, 2019
photographs Stefano Della Salda
words Stefan Howarth
For spring-summer 2020, Oliver Spencer presented a vision of easy to wear, deconstructed silhouettes in muted jewel tones, mixing traditional quality and craftsmanship with a relaxed and modern aesthetic. The muted jewel-toned palette featured oranges, navies and greens mixed with ecru in traditional summer fabrics that have been reworked for a fresh, modern vibe.
With a collection that can easily be worn at home, to the office, or even on a relaxed beach walk, Spencer isn’t just letting the audience view his collection: he embarks us on a journey that reveals a little of the Oliver Spencer lifestyle.
The collection was inspired by Wong Kar-Wais’ film In the mood for love. Spencer infused the collection with the vibrant atmosphere of Hong Kong’s famous night markets, reflecting the energy and color of the 1960’s era. This was seen from the intimate venue where Dim Sum and cocktails were served through the night. Organic cotton, seersucker and jersey were the main components of the new season presented in an array of styles, such as safari-inspired pyjama jackets and classic Coram Nehru collared pieces, all lightweight and easy to wear.