‘Innovative familiarity, personalised basics, urban classic and utilitarian elegance’, were the four short phrases which characterised Lee Roach’s hard-hitting, militarised SS15 collection.

Mossy camo green, deep black and stark white were the three earthy hues that reigned – a simplicity which united each look with a satisfying aesthetic wholeness. White jeans were worn with fitted green vests, loose shirts and tailored coats, which were stripped to their bare bones with a utilitarian yet elegant rigour.

Sloganed jerseys, mesh fabrics and hiking hoods in bold reds brought an outdoorsy, boot-camp edge to the collection, while unusual open-backed waterproof waistcoats, held together by thick rucksack straps, presented an interesting contrast to the classical tailoring and layering.

Words: Joy Starkey

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