CAROLYN MASSEY S/S10 LFW
Whilst fashion’s love in with trends come and go, Carolyn Massey’s passion in investigating vintage army and outdoor wear shows no threat of transition. Over successive seasons, she has worked hard to appropriate the intelligence and quality of vintage menswear into her heavily researched work. Her SS10 collection, finds it’s direction in the naval expedition attire of the film Heroes of Telemark, which she reshapes through updated fabrications, cuts and colours into a more fashion conscious and modern statement. Beautifully styled, models (faces intrepidly sun burnt from outdoor exploration), layer knitted granddad vests, in chartreuse or moss, under hand-worked oversized hand worked knitwear. Slim cut trousers reference naval leggings and feature button down waistbands, and get accessorised with braided, German inspired belts. However it was a variety of windcheaters and cagoules, some cropped at the midriff, coloured in moss or petrol nylon, that felt effortlessly contemporary. Furthermore, a stunning showpiece in the form of a coated cotton jacket, composed of a myriad of detachable pockets and even an integrated back pack, confirmed Massey’s position as one of London’s most talented and fast developing menswear designers.
By Alex Mein