The 1970s theme continues with Wouter Baartmans and Amber Siegel’s Spanish Harlem inspired AW16 collection. Think Harlem urban tribes with the attitude of Studio 54. Vibeing the New York state of mind, the collection oozed power and glamour. Featuring a selection of womenswear pieces alongside menswear, Baartmans and Siegel’s soft tailoring and styling had a gender neutral flow.

The American Hustle-esque range had hues of camel, navy and black with burst of textures and prints. Layering was key; a black bomber with leopard skin lining was paired over a top-buttoned jacket and zip-up black turtleneck.  Vibeing the golden years of 70s Spanish Harlem, shades of tobacco coloured outerwear and accents of fur gave the collection an industrial glam edge. Mixing textures and styles, a  grey and tan fur coat is coupled with dusty brown high waisted pinstripe trousers. Delicate hand embroidery made an appearance on the back of a tan bomber jackets in fiery colours, showing the versatility of Harlem in the clothing.

Written by and images © Chelsea Davis.

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