Hackett Spring/Summer 13′

From British sporting achievement to Mediterranean artistic endeavour, Hackett London’s SS13 collection gave a unique and modern twist to some classic menswear attire.

To begin, Hackett paid homage to the iconic F.Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby whilst bringing a new modernity to traditional men’s style. Three-piece suiting cut from wools, linens, silks and cottons were top of the bill and featured in a palette of cream, ivory, bone and summer white. Meanwhile, jacket lapels were bigger than usual to complement the welcome return of the double-pleated wide leg trousers.

Next, the show travelled back in time and revisited a period when artists such as Picasso and Matisse ruled the Riviera. Playful paisley print trousers were balanced with plainer separates whilst the Breton stripe featured throughout.

To conclude, patterns and colour dominated, with bold stripes and gingham checks splashed across blazers and bright reds and blues covering trousers.

Billy Webb

Billy is a fashion journalist and stylist.