Agi & Sam Menswear Spring/Summer 2015 - London Collections: Men

As long-haired, freckled-faced models in John Lennon shades made their way down the catwalk, we were hit with seasonal selections of practical shapes fused with traditional work wear that resembled ideas of minimal Japanese architectures, interiors and spaces.

Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton entitled their collection 'Sticks and Stones' and took inspiration from the tensions within Japanese culture and the surfacing of rebellious teenagers - breaking out to protest against the ideas of both conformity and uniformity.

Boxy tailored silhouettes evolved into tight kimono jackets which were fastened with poppers to ensure minimal detailing. Voluminous bomber jackets were topped with vinyl, accompanied by wide leg trousers which moved at the pace of wind.

The duo also realised knitted merino wool t-shirts in easy silhouettes and played against the functionality of work wear by formulating aprons to looks, sometimes pleated to provide functional ventilation.

Furthermore, texture was a very important feature on the catwalk this season, white-on-white cloth resembled painting strokes and poly-blend knits were pressed with heat to create one flat texture.

Agi and Sam's collection moved between the two ideas of uniformity and contemporary ease ensuring a simple and controlled colour palette from white, navy through to camel - aimed at men on the move and those who resist to wear a conventional suit.  

Agi & Sam Menswear Spring/Summer 2015 Looks:

Runway Photography: Courtesy of Exposure PR