Dressed in dapper suits inspired by 70s soul movement Northern Soul, dancers skated, back-dropped and kick-spinned onto the catwalk to show the collaborative “contemporary sportswear” collection between Nutters of Savile Row and Peter Werth.
The collection combines wide legged and slim fit trousers with skinny fitting shirts, short sleeved pull-overs, buttoned up cardigans, double breasted blazers and fur-collared jackets. The outfits mix tones of greys with muted blues and warm reds.
True to the heyday of Nutters, when Tommy Nutter was dubbed the rebel of Savile Row, the collection rebels against conventional takes on the suit, with billowing bow ties, and ankle skimming skinny trousers showing off contrasting blue or red socks. Suited models/ dancers took full advantage of their wide legged trousers to show off their flexibility and Northern Soul dance moves, influenced by black American soul music and the Motown scene.
The collaboration was initiated due to the designers’ joint involvement in the wardrobe for Elaine Constantine’s film “Northern Soul”, set in 1975 which will be released this Spring.
Other than the 70s music scene, the collection incorporates the heritage of the two designers. Nutter’s over scaled Prince of Wales, hounds-tooth and windowpane check designs work alongside jersey knitted shirts and blazers which reflect Werth’s past as a knitwear designer.
In the above picture a red blazer displays Nutters of Savile Row’s statement gargantuan lapels and roped shoulders. The soft blue window pane checked cardigan adds an element of Geek chic, drawing attention to the blue in the socks and the red of the tie and blazer. The lace-up boots complete the outfit giving it a twist of public-school-boy-gone-bad.
Written by: Emma Sorrell