Bespoken’s menswear collection was presented at New York’s Fashion Week and is creating quite the stir. “The pieces in this collection were inspired by the details of these soldiers’ attire, how they carried themselves through hardship and the natural wear of their tailored goods while working at sea,” they explain. The collection includes nautical pieces like a reversible seaman’s jacket, a sailor shirt and fisherman knits.
Headed by the Fayeds and the Goncalves, two sets of brothers, Bespoken draws from rich sartorial tradition. The Fayed family owns the British clothier Turnbull & Asser, and the brothers have clearly taken advantage of the archives available to them by pulling Victorian era patterns.
Bespoken is headquartered in New York, however the label remains absolutely British.
By Laura | February 23rd, 2011