Men’s wear has been more Donny Osmond than Marie Osmond lately, which is why it was refreshing to see a London collection looking a little bit country.
In his finale effort as creative director of Gieves & Hawkes before he moves on to brother brand Cerruti in Paris, Jason Basmajian went for tonal looks in rustic U.K. fabrics.
“It takes the guy from the city to the weekend,” he said, pointing to sweaters resembling Donegal tweeds, topcoats in oversize but muted checks, and trim suits in richly textured fabrics, styled with cable-knit scarves and handsome lug-sole brogues.
The collection oozed luxury and ease, translating the Savile Row’s tailoring codes into elevated weekend looks. Not forgetting formal events, Basmajian threw in a velvet tuxedo jacket in a deep blue shade and a dinner jacket in a gleaming brocade in earth tones with a foliage motif.