Baartmans and Siegel: Autumn/Winter ’13

Baartmans and Siegel showed their AW13 collection in full cinematic glory (In Covent Garden Odeon to be precise), having the models assemble on stage just in front of a screen. This allowed a full view of the collection, with complete looks set next to one another while a red dégradé was simultaneously projected.

The collection, capturing the transition from boyhood to manhood, and exploring bleak winters – used military inspired coats and sharp silhouettes reacting to the instinct of self-protection. Reds and aubergine, perfectly assembled with light and dark greys and white, complemented each other. Refined classic cuts can be seen in their tailoring – exemplified in the lightweight wool jersey double-breasted suit jackets. Equally impressive are the technical accomplishments achieved in the feather down quilted bomber jacket in clear plastic and the white jacquard fully reversible silk puffers.


Chris Chasseaud

Chris is the Style & Features Editor at Ape to Gentleman, and one of the UK's leading style commentators. Having worked in the fashion and design world for his entire career he's well placed to deliver sartorial advice.