The Casa Malaparte on the Island of Capri, Italy, is the favourite house of Oliver Spencer.
A house famed for its imposing modern Italian architecture, and set atop of a vertiginous coastline surrounded by sea, the natural rugged coastline is contrasted by clean modernist lines to create a harmonious relationship between tradition and modernism.
Inspired by this minimalist design, Oliver Spencer has created a collection of clothing with a distinct 1950’s Mediterranean influence.
Paired back styling and a colour palette of Pompeii red, rust and navy are offset with vibrant honey, cream and ecrus, and fabrications include silk, cotton, linen, merino and nylon.
Key pieces in the new collection include the Theobald Jacket, Buck Jacket and the Tab Trouser in Linton Pink, the New York Special Shirt in Grey, and the Judo Pant in Linton Grey.
“For me, Oliver Spencer is about being yourself while being smart, being distinctive, being comfortable. I want to make clothes that you can adopt and inhabit. Clothes you can live in, clothes you can do things in.” — Oliver Spencer
Since his beginnings of working on a stall in Portobello Market, Oliver Spencer opened a single shop on London’s Lambs Conduit Street in 2002.
The brand has since gone on to open four more shops, and an international online business — as well as being stocked in many of the world’s leading department stores, from Selfridges to Liberty of London to Mr Porter.
The Pre-Autumn/Winter 2017 Casa Malaparte Collection, by OLIVER SPENCER