Shirt – Topman
Bomber – ASOS
Trousers – Whistles
Shoes – Adidas
Bag – Loewe
This week Whistles were kind enough to invite me to their press day for the AW16 collection launch and can definitely say they did not disappoint! I was so excited I still chose to go along after a distressing dentist appointment (all perfect, in case you’re wondering). I met the lovely Gemma who is Whistles’ menswear PR manager and made us feel very welcome. Before I get into the new collection I’ll give you a little bit about my outfit, as I mentioned, I’d just come from the dentist so please don’t judge the ‘less than full effort’ outfit too harshly. I threw on my white shirt from Topman that I’ve been raving about recently with my new cropped bomber jacket from ASOS to exaggerate the lines and play with proportions. To extend this theme I opted for my absolute favourite straight fit trousers from Whistles with my adidas.
Now, the AW16 collection looks amazing. There was a lot of toned down check and stripe prints, touches of chunky knits, neutral tones darkened down with navy’s, clean lines and modern takes on classic silhouettes. With relaxed moods to suede, cashmere and corduroy with inspiration from the sepia-tinted 70’s. The menswear saw outerwear as a key for next season (of course) giving us shearling bombers, classic overcoats in dogtooth print and utilitarian style jackets linking into the whole collection with a classic colour palette of camel, navy and claret shot through with bold tones of dijon, burnt orange, and chocolate.
I also received a lovely gift, they had a coffee stop Refuel area set up serving cappuccinos and lattes. The mug in which the coffee was served in was a chic and modern glass ‘keep-cup’ which doubled as a travel mug with its additional lid and cork holder. Also, probably the best part was being gifted a big ‘ol box of yummy brownies (which went down way too easily).
Well I hope you guys enjoyed the mini mid-week post! Let me know your thoughts on the new collection and my outfit by leaving a comment below. Also make sure you guys check out Whistles website and keep an eye out for the new collection and take a look at their Instagram and Twitter also.