Mackintosh AW16

By Adam Wednesday 27th Jan, 2016

Mackintosh presented a bold new vision of modern British Luxury for Autumn/Winter 2016 at LCM.

A clean monochrome colour palette interspersed with rich tones of camel, bordeaux, bottle green and light navy informs the collection. This monochrome theme is reinforced through the use of traditional British checks; a broken Prince of Wales check appears in black and charcoal, while a square block print in shades of black, white and grey creates a graphic check pattern on a wool coat.

For the first time this season Mackintosh developed white versions of its signature rubberised cotton raincoats. A chalk white is used on a single-breasted raincoat with contrast black buttons and cuffs. This style also comes in the reverse with white cuffs appearing on a black coat. A more creamy shade of white appears on a minimal hooded raincoat. All of the rubberised cotton raincoats are made in Scotland and are completely waterproof.

Military influences run through the collection; a cape in a rich dark shade of green is a nod to Second World War era army capes, while a full-length coat with a storm flap and side pocket takes inspiration from a military biker jacket.

A lightweight double-faced wool appears on an unlined hooded coat with an elegant piping finish and comes in subtle colour combinations of grey/camel and navy/grey. Denim is also seen in the collection for the first time on jeans, a denim jacket and shirting, and marks the brands move into ready-to-wear.

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