Gieves & Hawkes AW18 – Reimagining Naval Heritage

Gieves & Hawkes AW18

For this year’s autumn/winter collection, Gieves & Hawkes references the brand’s naval heritage in a modern, luxurious context. The first collection designed by new Creative Director John Harrison, AW18 sees classic military-inspired pieces mixed with elegant smart casualwear, including buttery-soft knitwear, technical and tailored overcoats, and razor-sharp suits. 

The colour palette for the collection is seasonally-appropriate, ranging from cool ocean grey and deep royal blue to maroon and camel, with highlights of cream, tobacco and ginger.


Within tailoring, we see contemporary British suits dressed up for business and down for pleasure. A navy windowpane two-piece is paired with a sky blue dress shirt and tonal silk jacquard tie, while a dove grey Prince-of-Wales checked suit is layered with a rugby shirt and quarter-zip sweater, giving it an on-trend sporty edge. There’s also a strong maroon double-breasted flannel suit styled with a modern raglan overcoat and simple fine merino roll-neck.


Signature eveningwear includes a timeless black dinner jacket in ribbed wool with shawl lapels cut to a new pattern, dressed with a satin bow tie and fur-collared evening coat. For something more suited to cocktail attire, Harrison designed a midnight blue silk jacquard evening jacket with a rather unique octopus tentacle design, which has been dressed down with a merino crew neck sweater.


In contrast, outerwear takes a rugged form, often layered over archive-inspired knitwear and a collection of slim-fit corduroy and moleskin chinos. Highlights include a grey Prince-of-Wales checked greatcoat with rich burgundy overchecks, a maroon rain-and-windproof Sou’wester, a navy shearling-collared peacoat, and a ginger tweed checked sports coat to assist with fending off the elements this winter.

At Home

Finally, for lounging around at home, there are simple striped jersey T-shirts layered beneath chunky camel knits in soft merino and cashmere, as well as clean-cut technical blousons paired with selvedge denim jeans or soft fitted flannel trousers.

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