Consistent to its style identity, the ‘You Must Create’  SS16 collection combined classic shapes with earthy tones and a rich colour palette of navy, nude and dusty pinks. The British label,  founded by Fraser Moss in 1995, showcased its signature soft tailoring in the form of boiler suits and oriental workwear.

Longline shirts and loose layering in soft suede updated traditional menswear fashion staples. As a re-occurring theme during LCM so far, wide leg trousers were seen throughout the collection in all shades of blue. Accessories made the YMC show stand out. Bowler hats created by British milliners, Christys’ were paired with strappy sandals and cut away dessert boots.  The baseball jersey silhouette was incorporated into the collection; white tees with two horizontal green stripes replicated the classic American shape.  A key piece came in the form of a denim-like boiler suit with a drop waist and cuffed trouser legs. There was also a theme of aviation; caps were coupled with jumpsuits and denim bomber jackets, mixed with the usual YMC colour palette and wearable shapes.

Moss stated that the latest YMC collection ‘has been very much about the art of creating coherence in a chaos of ideas’, and the head of design did just that with his vision for SS16.

Written by Chelsea Davis. Images © Chelsea Davis. Video source British Fashion Council YouTube.

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