The fusion of Mr Start and Mr Hare at Men’s Collections S/S’14 resulted in a relaxed showcase at the House of St Barnabas, Soho. Mr Start’s designs signified a departure for the label, presenting a collection comprised of casual separates in a broad range of light fabrics.
A white piqued-cotton bomber lined in satin jumped to the forefront of the collection, a stark contrast to the majority of subdued blue, grey and black pieces. The designer also presented a new cut of blazer in core tailoring: the slim lapelled two-button ‘Rivington club’ set with lower buttons.
The show was infused with pops of colour presented in Mr Hare’s shoe collection. Countless viewers humbled themselves toward the floor in a classic bend-and-snap move to obtain a closer look at a covetous pair of a teal derbies; created with an Italian suede upper piped with pigment dyed white leather, the pair garnered an atmosphere of shoephilia. Note: A shoe worth shameless public inquisition is always a good investment.
The fragrant intensity of high quality leather led shoeholics to a room filled with intoxicating delights…and a cocktail bar. Dorothy, there really is ‘no place like home’.
The on-site emporium showcased loafers, monks, boots, sneakers and derbies. The guests not on their mobiles to their trusty shoe sponsors stood before the display asking each other which they preferred, gauging responses of all varieties. From classic to zany, the collection appealed to an audience of diverse taste.
Review written by Cody James (@roguing_vogue) for Katie Chutzpah blog