Imagining a meeting of British royal grandeur and the restraint of the Bauhaus school of design, the Hardy Amies Autumn Winter 2013 runway collection combines traditional tailoring craftsmanship with a modern aesthetic. Designed for today’s gentleman, Hardy Amies presents a contemporary vantage point from the brand’s roots in the home of sartorial elegance, Savile Row.
As ever, Hardy Amies himself provided inspiration to the brand’s Creative Director Claire Malcolm. “I was thinking about Hardy’s royal and high society connections. I’m always inspired by 1930s glamour and I imagined Hardy attending weekend parties at Balmoral as a young man amongst other exciting creatives of the time.” Most exciting of all for Malcolm were husband and wife, Josef and Anni Albers, Bauhaus artists whom she pictured in this very British scenario. Referencing their fascination with line and squares, the idea of a Bauhaus tartan check was explored. This has been translated into woven wool for tailoring and accessories throughout the collection and is accentuated with an exploded check on cashmere overcoats and capes.