AUTUMN WINTER 17

Twisting wardrobe icons; the principle foundations of menswear at odds. For Autumn Winter 2017 the JOSEPH man taps his British eccentricity: collecting, combining, contrasting treasured pieces. Bigness prevails as silhouettes are writ large. Near floor length outerwear and overly boxy shearlings exaggerate the male form; shoulders drop and sleeves trail. Accompanying trousers, pleated in the waist, are either clipped at the ankle or slouch to the floor: an awkward pairing of the elongated and the cropped.

JOSEPH's signature palette of neutrals are paired against jarring shades of yolk, toffee and grape; off-key tones to disturb the classic uniform. In places there's a maximalist approach, elsewhere restraint. A cavalry wool twill officer's coat defies tradition with its stretched proportions; striped cotton shirting, plaid trousers and fair isle knits are forced together; long-haired alpaca updates the overcoat; an otherwise simple double knit sweater is streaked with contrary seams.

The traditional made untraditional.