Whistles presents its AW16 Collection
The time is now to start getting geared up for those chilly September nights gents, you don’t want to be the one outside the pub freezing in his summer shorts when that cold wind blows into town. The new AW16 collection is just what’s needed to inspire a new look this coming season.
Since its relaunch in 2008 we’ve been keeping a close eye on Whistles and it’s been great to watch the brand continually grow and create new and interesting things. Whistles has become a wardrobe staple for fashion editors and industry leaders, characterized by its contemporary and imaginative style.
This smart casual line is has all the classic touches from Whistles. Trimmed of unnecessary adornment, expertly put together and left with a contemporary style with some luxury finishes. Perfect for this new Autumn/ Winter season.
Inspiration for this line is said to have come from French new wave cinema, specifically in the ultra cool styling of Jean Paul Belmondo in the cinematic master pieces of Jean Luc Goddard. You can really feel the French influence with the tailoring finishes and fabric aesthetic in a lot of the new garments.
The silhouette remains slim but is slackened slightly, loosened up trouser legs, roomy overcoats and relaxed shirts add depth to signature clean lines and tailoring. Turn ups on jeans and chinos add a further touch of custom cool and a bit of a retro touch. A sense of purpose and movement is inherent throughout given from the relaxed retro vibe.
Functionality is again a key part of this new line. Purposeful pockets, refined trim and some interesting, well thought out internal finishes optimize comfort and give a strong feeling of quality. Lightweight knits are designed to be paired up with slim T shirts, super soft feel shirts with light and waterproof and sporty outerwear to balance form and functionality whatever the weather throws at you.
When the cold evenings start to creep in there is no better feeling than putting on a cosy, well made sweater. It’s always a strong look for the Autumn/ winter season for those looking for a smart casual outfit. Always a great staple in your wardrobe over the coming months, premium fabrics used in this line give a feeling of everyday luxury.
A playful experiment with scale from the creative at Whistles leads to micro- weaves contrasted with expanded checks. A muted palate of indigo, sand and shades of steel grey create the quintessentially easy going everyday style.