Timothy Everest – Summer 2011
Put Savile Row into any search engine, you cannot go far without reference to Timothy Everest. To quote Wikipedia:
In 1969, Nutters of Savile Row modernised the style and approach of the traditional tailors; a modernisation which continued in the 1990s with the arrival of designers like Richard James, Ozwald Boateng and Timothy Everest.
I love the romance of Savile Row, but it can quite often be a bit, well stuffy. Timothy Everest is still at the forefront of the movement that made him famous in the 90’s and his Summer 2011 (S11) is testement to his bold style. Vibrant colours and great attention to detail make this modern and classic at the same time.
“In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
Albert Camus said that, but, had he had access to these exemplars of Timothy Everest ready-to-wear savoir faire, he would have felt invincible without as well as within. Bask in these three seasonal ensembles (with a jug of Pimm’s in tailored sleeve’s reach); they’re enough to brighten up anyone’s existentialism…
This deep cobalt double-breasted suit is the Platonic ideal of blue, alongside lapis lazuli jewels and David Hockney pools. The mother of pearl buttons, magenta lining and highwaisted trousers add polish, iridescence, and a gravitas that’s not at all Cowell-esque. Reflect the season’s fecundity by teaming it with a floral Liberty print shirt, and honour the sun (which will hopefully be making at least intermittent appearances) with yellow Sea Island cotton socks.
Think pink – not in the sense of Nicky Minaj’s hair, or Lady Gaga’s meat dress (that pork belly could have done with a little longer on the barbie), but rather this dusty pink single-breasted suit, again with mother of pearl buttons and magenta lining, and parallel leg trousers. Try it with a naïve floral Liberty print shirt and Spitalfields flower tie for the full Britain In Bloom effect, and top (toe?) off with sky blue Sea Island cotton socks.
Prince of Wales check
And with royal wedding mania still ringing in our ears, the Prince of Wales check never looked more resplendent – especially with added dusty pink overcheck. This jacket will fizz like Prosecco if you set it off with a bright magenta shirt, navy skinny tie and lilac Sea Island cotton socks. Complete with crisp jeans and the season’s most buoyant canvas plimmies for That Riviera Touch (which also happens to be my favourite Morecambe & Wise movie).
I am a long standing fan of Timothy Everest’s work and his summer 2011 collection is no exception. Full colour is very much current, but it is too easy to get it wrong. This collection makes bold colour classy and accessible with a large dash of fun thrown in for good measure.
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