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.