Mr. Hare’s Wares: Marc Hare, the founder of London men’s footwear label Mr. Hare, is adding ready-to-wear to his repertoire for spring 2016.
The men’s collection, which Hare will present during London Collections: Men in June, will take its cues from the label’s simple, no-fuss formula for shoes — which divides designs into categories such as evening shoes, day shoes and sneakers — with Hare having created a pant silhouette to wear with each of the shoe styles. Alongside the pants, which will run from formal, high-waisted styles through to jeans, there are pieces such as jersey tops, shirting in Italian poplin, and a three-quarter length draped coat. Hare has also designed slim-shouldered jackets with roomier armholes, “so you don’t have to be a stick thin person to wear them,” he said, adding that the collection has a “romanticism” to it.
“There’s no harsh boxiness — it’s soft and flowing,” said Hare, noting that he’s also worked African influences into the lineup, with suiting in looser silhouettes to evoke ceremonial dress.
The designer will show the collection as a static presentation June 13 during London Collections: Men, set to a score that South African musician Spoek Mathambo composed for the event. Hare will later present the collection at a Paris showroom during the men’s collection there.
Prices for the line run from 60 pounds, or $90, for a T-shirt and rise to 500 pounds, or around $750, for a coat. Stockists for Mr. Hare’s shoes number Mr Porter, Harvey Nichols, Colette, Matchesfashion.com and Bloomingdale’s, along with his two boutiques in London.