AW13 saw everyman label Oliver Spencer expand into the realms of women’s fashion. To be honest “fashion” doesn’t really sum-up what Oliver Spencer is all about. Like fellow-British brands Albam and YMC, Oliver Spencer rejects passing fads and trends in favour of quality fabrics in wearable cuts. As a consequence, he has fast become the go-to label for the modern man (and now woman too) who seeks easy to wear clothing that stands the test of trends.
Oliver Spencer’s womenswear line is a relaxed collection of slouchy trousers, Peter Pan collared shirts, single-breasted blazers and loose fitted dresses. It’s beauty is in its simplicity – there are no bright and bold colours here. On debuting the womenswear collection, Oliver Spencer explained how it has ” a similar look to my menswear, although fit and shape are important to us as a brand and we have created clothing for a woman that, although slightly masculine, is sympathetic to the differences in body shape. I don’t think you can just put a men’s garment on a woman and hope for the best – every detail needs to be considered.”
“It’s the type of clothing you can look back at – via photos, experiences and memories – and feel nostalgic about and think, ‘Where did that coat go? That was my favourite,'” he said. “I can feel proud of that.”