In the year that marks the designer’s 50th anniversary, Nigel Cabourn’s SS18 collection was dedicated to Sean Flynn. Flynn – son of Errol Flynn – was a photojournalist working in Vietnam and Cambodia in the late 1960s and never came home from the war. The collection, entitled “What Happened to Sean Flynn,” was both a tribute and an uncomfortable question. Images of Flynn lined the walls and the aesthetic was a mix of military and utilitarian.
Models in camo, denim and tan suede were free to move, walk and shoot (a camera) thanks to loose fit braces and pants, shorts and shirts in faded shades from olive, to khaki, to mustard. Silhouettes were classic – aviator jackets, combat pants, military caps – but the styling was London 2017, from the cropped lengths, to the pulled back cap peaks. Emotive and questioning, the collection was uniformly cool and reserved and one of the few that combined men’s and women’s looks with genuine ease.
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