- Text Lewis Firth
- 13th January 2015
Asymmetry – whether that’s conspicuously or covertly applied – is something that Lee Roach excels at. It’s presented in print and fastening details, or executed more obviously by omitting parts of a garment. Using a combination of length, fastening details and striking colour, Roach has highlighted his signature style this season.
Burnt orange, sunshine yellow and slivers of silver were blocked and adjacently placed with blacks and greys for contrasting effect. The striking accents of colour punctuated the minimalistic and asymmetric theme throughout the collection.
Robes and turtleneck jumpers were key pieces. Some were tied at the waist. Others were free to move. Depth was added with irregular – and regular-shaped pockets and elongated pullers, and primarily in contrasting colours. A key detail.
Four years ago, his career received a boost through Selfridges’ ‘Bright Young Things’ initiative. The aesthetic now, however, is distinct and progressive. Roach’s getup is a glimpse into the future possibility of male uniform. A fresh alternative to tailoring. And men would welcome it, hands-down.