HUNTSMAN SS16 READY-TO-WEAR
Huntsman’s Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection is the house’s most carefully curated to date, intended to reflect the timeless style, superior craftsmanship and clean-cut elegance of Huntsman’s bespoke clothing in every respect.
Tailoring mirrors the Huntsman’s bespoke house style, hand-cut and sewn entirely in England. Shirting comes care of Jermyn Street’s Emma Willis and accessories and neckties are sourced throughout England. This collection is the first created by Creative Director and Co-Head Cutter, Campbell Carey, and is designed to offer Huntsman customers a wealth of versatile, quintessential British summer staples; carefully crafted investment pieces which will wear beautifully for years to come.
With a timeless aesthetic in mind, subtle use of texture is key to the collection. Suits and separates are cut in luxurious herringbones and hopsacks that lend themselves to a soft, contemporary look. Suitings are lightweight wool, designed to both travel and breathe easily, whilst separates range from lightweight navy cashmere blazers, to soft cream and ecru blended sports coats. The colour palette is sartorial and restrained, with ecru and ivory sitting alongside classic navy, English cornflower blue and soft sky blue for a pop of colour.
Shirting comes in either linen or sea island cottons, in luxurious 2 fold 100s in white, blues and gentle Bengal stripes in pastels, ideal for pairing with your summer suiting or sports coats. Designed by Carey and made by esteemed shirt maker Emma Willis, in her award winning Gloucestershire workshop using traditional techniques, featuring hand trimmed and turned collars, cuffs and single-needle stitching. Finished with a split-yoke for comfort, easy-wearing button-cuffs and mother of pearl buttons. Campbell worked with Emma Willis not only to produce the perfectly proportioned spread collar to sit beneath a tailored jacket, but has also created an entirely new shirt silhouette, exclusive to Huntsman. In two fits (slim and classic), every shirt features a gentle hourglass waist and clean sleeves that define the figure without being either too slim or too loose. The shirting mirror’s the perfect lines of Huntsman’s signature one-button suit coat and are designed to sit perfectly beneath our tailoring. Sports coats are half-lined for comfort and finished with patch pockets for a relaxed aesthetic, whilst a generous selection of separate trousers in either summer-weight cotton or lightweight wool, offers the perfect pairing.
Campbell has also introduced a range of sophisticated, perennial eveningwear looks, creating our iconic house-style dinner dress in ready-to-wear. Whether it is the signature shawl-collar single- breasted dinner suit in black barathea, or an elegant midnight blue single-breasted dinner jacket, the collection is able to fulfill all formalwear requirements. The quality of design and manufacture throughout is uncompromising, intended to reflect the high standards that we set ourselves, offering customers a collection of considered and elegant options to draw upon this spring.
Written by The New Collections