Inspired by Perry Ogden’s “Pony Kids,” Louise Trotter reinterpreted traditional men’s wear into a luxe and feminine pre-fall lineup for Joseph. She wanted to give heirlooms an “aristocratic edge.” She worked in cashmere, Shetland wool, Prince of Wales donegals, tweeds, traditional felts and flannel. Strong, borrowed-from-the-boys outerwear included a cream wool cashmere trench with oversize pockets and a felt melton underneath the collar, a nubby oversize Tuscana coat and a soft gray leather shearling coat.
The tension between masculine and feminine also played well in cashmere cardigan sweaters, roll neck sweaters and cream silk blouses, some with a bow at the neck. Sturdier camel corduroy trousers and high-waisted skirts and pinstripe button-down shirts balanced the assortment.