London Fashion Week 2017: 3 Tailoring Trends

By Oliver Burns

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February 24, 2017|Uncategorized

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    London Fashion Week showcased a plethora of trends that referenced techniques traditionally used in tailoring and dressmaking. From the understated glamour of studwork to timelessly stylish stripes, the Autumn/Winter 2017 collections incorporated aspects of gentleman’s tailoring in a modern and unexpected way. New York fashion house Altuzarra interpreted the studwork trend with rows of silver embellishment adorning a theatrical cape. At our penthouse at Beau House studwork can be observed on a range of different surfaces from a vast floor to ceiling bespoke headboard to upholstered chairs, accentuating the elegant silhouettes of their design.


Stripes will always be a perennial style staple, especially when in a classic black and white colourway. Alberta Ferretti and Burberry both featured the trend in their A/W 2017 collection against luxurious chiffon and silk. Burberry’s wearable tribute to artist Henry Moore saw work shirts reigning supreme, with over-sized cuffs adding an element of sartorial surprise. When designing our penthouse located on Jermyn Street, we wanted to pay homage to the rich tailoring heritage associated with this prestigious area. The pinstripe lining of a gentleman’s suit is subtly referenced in one of the guest bathrooms where Marmara marble has been laid vertically to highlight the strong grey striped vein of this eye-catching stone. Striped cushions and woven pinstripe walls further honour the heritage and craftsmanship associated with Jermyn Street.


3.1 Phillip Lim’s collection featured a deconstructed pea coat in a striking shade of burnt orange. Oversized stitch work holding together the seams added an extra layer of visual interest and texture, offering a modern interpretation of this iconic piece. Stitch work features heavily in the design of The Brummell Penthouse at Beau House, beautifully mastered by specialist upholster Aiveen Daly who crafted a collection of elegant dining chairs especially for the penthouse. Inspired by the rich plumage of the peacock, each chair features a striking chevron pattern expertly handcrafted and finished. Fine stitch work can also be observed on the upholstered headboard where rows of stitches and bronze studwork combine, illustrating that exquisite craftsmanship will never go out of fashion.


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