Calm Balance with Brilliance

By Marcellous L. Jones

Milan, Italy – John Richmond strikes a notably calmer tone this season. Inspired by memories of his early eighties years in Manchester. He translates this tone into silhouettes heavily done in gray and black with hints of white.

The trousers are loose at the crouch but are immediately tapered or fully slim. He does nylon puffer jackets with short cropping, blazers with bonded leather embellishments, short-cropped leather biker inspired jackets in burgundy but with detailed design embellishments.

Knee-length coats appear in light natural colors with quilted sleeves in leather. Naturally the coat is belted. This opens the section to more earth tone colors. In it is the trench in military olive green wool felt. This little number has a studded back as only Richmond could imagine. And after taking the collection into dark colors, Richmond manages to toss in a couple of looks including one total look with large floral prints in red.

After the brilliantly studded trousers in black, the designer send out leggings tucked inside of the boots that he is working hard to promote this season. The shoes in the collection are all “glacéé”. Some have raised motifs, while others have designs etched right into the fabric.  Of course, large bags for weekend and travel complete the collection.