Jeremy Hackett took to the crypt of Saint Paul’s Cathedral in east London for his show that was all about the snazzy English gent — the sort who wears a bowler hat to work. Hackett played with traditional men’s wear patterns such as Prince of Wales and windowpane checks, and mixed and layered tailored pieces with patterned knitwear in the form of sweater vests, V-neck pullovers and scarves.
A punchy palette of teal, burnt orange and corn-colored corduroy trousers added to the collection’s joyful mix. There were dramatic flourishes, too, in the form of sweeping checked capes — and one knockout topcoat with a fur collar. It was a solid, cheerful collection that would have been even better with more lifestyle pieces. After all, what does Hackett’s man put on when he retires his bowler at the end of a long, hard day?