The ‘Martine Rose Man‘ is a concept that has been nurtured and developed by the designer throughout the seasons, and it’s a formula that clearly resonates, with the designer receivingĀ NEWGEN’s sponsorship this season.

LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN SS14 | Martine Rose

LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN SS14 | Martine Rose

Interior design and personality both influenced this collection, Rose looked at the way in which we decorate spaces and how by doing that the space becomes a reflection and extension of our individual styles. The presentation room at the Hospital Club was set up as a fly-on-the-wall space where onlookers could walk around a central space where a single model sporting a blonde wig sat on a chair, in their made up ‘bedroom’, seemingly unaware of the fashion crowds surrounding him. The SS14 collection hanging on rails available for attendees to fiddle with.

LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN SS14 | Martine Rose

LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN SS14 | Martine Rose

A fascination with chairs and their design variations between cultures were brought together in this predominantly black and white collection. A collage of chair prints splashed across T-shirts that were made in a collaboration with product designers Ligne Roset, who will release a collaborative piece in July.

LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN SS14 | Martine Rose

The garments were in a way each a ‘room’; cut-out panels trimmed with lace and ribbon are seen along the pieces representing windows and curtains. Similarly most outfits were given a hint of femininity as they were adorned with lace frills (the socks in particular tickling our fancy). While more common sportswear designs like bomber jackets and shorts were reinvented, a oxblood pair of leather shorts stood out as did Rose’s familiar wide leg trousers and denim jackets.

– Walter Ugarkovic

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