Designer Helen Anthony brought a touch of London to Milan Fashion Week with the Fall Winter 2016 menswear collection.
Drawing on an arsenal of influences; from British solidarity and the social cohesiveness of the 1940s to the style during this dramatically diverse decade, Helen Anthony amalgamates the military-infused structure of the early Forties with the debonair nuances introduced from across the Atlantic in the post-war era. The collection is tailored and cut to reflect the traditional gentleman’s suit of the decade, yet boasts some extravagances of the later years which are often taken for granted. Male civilians adopted classic-cut high-waisted trousers to accentuate their physiques. Boxy pleats are added to the backs of long coats to add volume and shape, naturally cinching the waist and broadening the chest, finished with patch flap pockets. Peak-lapelled double-breasted suits act as a sartorial blockade, supported by the dotted dinner jacket, tail tuxedo, pinstripe and checked suits. These pieces evoke the powerful, yet battered man of the epoch. – from Helen Anthony
Discover more of the collection after the jump:
All Images Courtesy of Helen Anthony