Jason Basmajian, creative director of Gieves & Hawkes, said he wanted to weave elements of the Savile Row tailor’s formidable 240-year archive into the fall collection, “without being too historical.” While many of the ultrapolished designs nodded to the tailor’s heritage — as in a wide-lapeled coat in a brown and cream houndstooth check or a belted trench in chocolate leather — the pops of color and contrasting textures lent a contemporary feel. There were tuxedo jackets in raspberry pink velvet worn with tailored black pants, while a leather bomber jacket with a shearling collar was worn over a rugged cable-knit sweater. “It’s what modern English luxury should look like,” said Basmajian of the collection, which centered around British fabrics.
The fall collection — which will be the first the brand will wholesale — also saw the debut of a line of leather goods, which included briefcases and document wallets in soft tan and crocodile leather with shiny gilt hardware, a detail sourced from Gieves & Hawkes’ military archives, Basmajian said.

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