The show venue, atop a soaring glass-walled edifice in Marylebone, was the perfect venue for a collection that opened with a suit in monochrome jacquard, its infinitely repeated pattern taken from photographs of skyscrapers. Creative director Joanna Sykes explored the contrast between the urban and the organic, hence the quartz crystal placed on every seat. “I started off reducing things to their essence — bringing things back to a purity and keeping them simple in complicated times,” said Sykes, who juxtaposed the photographic prints with suiting in chalky linens and tactile indigo terry cloth — the fibers visible within the weaves. For Sykes it was also about the “total wardrobe,” and staples included androgynous tweed Crombie coats and leather bikers — as demonstrated by the two rogue female models who walked among the boys.

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