The type of sportswear Kent & Curwen offers is far from the streetwear sensibilities dominating other runways at the moment. Even though the label is co-owned by a sports legend himself, David Beckham, the old-school sophistication and unmistakable luxury remain the same. And they did in the brand’s Fall 2019 show, with creative director Daniel Kearns taking on the 1920s and 30s as the major references. Although it went a bit vintage a few times, this was a contemporary collection that took its cues from the past but was constructed and modified for the modern gentleman. The plaid-lined trench coat in the first look, for instance, was military-esque in cut and silhouette but it also had an ease to it that made it billow as the model made his exit. A beautiful tan argyle sweater, on the other hand, was slightly oversized, allowing women to wear it as cozy dresses if and when they want to borrow the piece from their boyfriends’ wardrobes. Seersucker suits had their stripes blown out to make more eye-catching while rugby shirts had a slouchiness to them that was nonchalant and ultimately cool. Based on this collection, it looks like there’s a new menswear label to look out for in London in the coming seasons!
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