“I was thinking about Hardy’s royal and high-society connections. I’m always inspired by Thirties glamour and I imagined Hardy attending weekend parties at Balmoral as a young man amongst other exciting creative of the time,” said Hardy Amies creative director Claire Malcolm. For fall, she imagined Hardy hanging out with Bauhaus artists Josef and Anni Albers. She channeled the movement’s lines and squares into a Bauhaus tartan check that came in a red and gray peacoat, a leather-collared cape in navy and gray and an overcoat in gray that was worn over a very finely checked three-piece suit.
There were thistles in the models’ buttonholes, a charming — if spiky — styling touch and tie-in to the Scottish tartan theme. Prince of Wales checks came in sharply tailored suits and there was a brushed leather bomber in tobacco with a laser-cut pattern that was worn over a beige turtleneck knit, checked shirt and with slim Prince of Wales trousers that were tucked into socks and boots. The brand’s collaboration with Cherchbi turned out holdalls in tartan and leather.