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The Ben Sherman catwalk show at Two Temple Place is an intimate affair and one that allows the models to strut their stuff for the collection deemed the ‘Peacock Revolution’.

The name is taken from the 1960s term ‘Peacocks’, used to refer to men who adopt a distinct and colourful dress sense.

On arrival, the seats are gifted with goody bags filled with Ben Sherman cleansing soap, moisturising soap and body lotion with piercing citrus, bergamot, floral and musk notes – along with a British flag pin. Models sport similar ones on their jackets.

Peacock feathers are showcased in glass cabinets in the lavish wood interior. Guests are split across three rooms for the models to navigate.

The Spring/Summer 2018 collection is a flurry of patterns inspired by the Bohemian and psychedelic movements of the Sixties. The models bring sass and swagger to printed shorts, deconstructed summer blazers and soft linen separates.

Where it can be, the models’ hair is worn long and shaggy, topped with a bucket hat, while their eyes are shielded with sunnies or oversized geek chic glasses.

Indigo and denim are the designated shades for outerwear, paired with brick and tan, while jerseys and shirting come in burnt sienna and pineapple – ideal hues for the summer months.

Suede jackets, a hooded parka, lightweight wool drawstring trousers and a warped gingham shirt are the standout pieces of the collection – seen in dark denim, claret reds and soft pinks.

Daring patterns, such as florals, can often be overpowering, but Ben Sherman tones them down with classic stripes and checks. The peacock pattern is a particular highlight as an ode to the collection’s overarching theme. Peacocks wear peacocks with aplomb.

Inspiration is also drawn from the music and festival posters of the Sixties. The Ben Sherman aesthetic is not lost, as it injects originality into the traditional shapes. A two-toned black and orange jumper bursts with flowers to spell out the word ‘MOD’ – the mods being a British youth culture known for making the Ben Sherman shirt part of their uniform.

The legacy of Ben Sherman, which was first launched in 1963, lives on five decades later. There is no better brand suited to design a collection dedicated to the decade of its inception. ‘Peacock Revolution’ reintroduces what was popular in the Swinging Sixties to a new audience of men ready to adapt the styles and make them all their own.

Words: Laura Rutkowski | Fashion Week Press | @Laura_Rutkowski

Images: Ben Sherman

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We are loving this new shirt and jacket from a collaboration between Ben Sherman and Liberty.

Ben Sherman has launched a new Liberty Print line as part of their Duke Street Foundry Collection. All made in England using classic Ben Sherman silhouettes,  the Duke Street Foundry collection is a special offering that is only available this year to celebrate the brand's 50th anniversary.

This collection updates three core styles from within  the Duke Street Foundry, all inspired and fabricated from a traditional Liberty Paisley print.

The first style, a polo shirt, is now available in rust, a colour used to compliment and reflect the shades from within the paisley print that tapes and trims the inside seams.

There is also a British Beige Harrington jacket which has been lifted and punctuated with colour by the use of the paisley print as a lining.

Finally Ben Sherman’s original shirt shape from the 1960s - the classic three-finger collar Oxford shirt, has been constructed solely using the paisley Liberty fabric.

The collection is in store now and available to buy online very soon, shirt £125 and Harrington £175.

Check out the latest Nike and Liberty collection here.