No catwalk for David Keyte at Universal Works, who staged a presentation in a Bloomsbury church. Guests perused the clothes and then took in a short film from the pews: a stop-motion animation showcasing the collection alongside turbo-charged backpacks and flying tricycles.
The star of the season is Keyte’s loose-fitting “baker’s” jacket with its patchwork utility pockets: a cross between a suit jacket and a shirt in cotton twill and linen that came in a palette of navy, camel and ecru. Combat-style suit pants completed the look. “I make clothes for real guys,” said Keyte, “that they can wear to the pub without people going ‘what’s he wearing?'”