STYLE | 09/10/2014 | TAJINDER HAYER
PICK OF THE WEEK
BAARTMANS & SIEGEL x RIVER ISLAND NAVY SUEDE JACKET
River Island is not only home to some of the UK’s best high street menswear, it also takes the proverbial bull by the horns, in collaborating with different designers and launching capsule collections that retain their brand aesthetic.
The recent collaboration with the brilliant Baartmans & Siegel is a perfect example. The design duo bring their minimalist, cinematic approach to clothing to the drawing board. Full of slick, sophisticated pieces in high quality fabrics, the standout of the collection is this beautiful car coat. Crafted from incredibly soft suede in a dark navy blue, it is a super sophisticated winter coat, with its gold zipper detail and slim tapered shape. I’m not the only one that thinks that the car coat is the highlight of the collection – designer Amber Siegel picked it out as hers when I interviewed her for British GQ.
To mark the recent launch of the collection, director Ryan Hopkinson (who has previously worked with Christopher Raeburn and Issey Miyake) was tapped to create a high end short film, which made its debut at London Collections: Men earlier this year and you can now see here.
Shop the pick of the week navy suede jacket at River Island.