Thomas pink creates unique paper installation and showcases Michael Caine inspired Autumn/Winter 2015 collection at London Collections: Men
Date Posted: 12 January
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On Saturday night we unveiled our London inspired Autumn/Winter 15 Collection at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, as part of London Collections: Men.
Much to the delight of all our female guests, Thom Evans, the former Scottish international rugby union player and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, joined our model line up!
We presented the collection against the backdrop of a 30ft ‘long bar’ constructed entirely out of paper and each model bartender and punter showcased a different ‘Pink’ look. Built using crisp white 315gsm Kendal Manilla paper manufactured by James Cropper, the unique setup provided the perfect blank canvas for the brightly coloured collection. Blurring the boundaries between tradition and technology – paper and digital – guests were invited to leave ‘off the cuff’ written reviews on the paper bar using pink pens, which could then be shared via social media.
Inspired by a heady mix of London’s well known landmarks, motifs and characters, from Sir Michael Caine in the 1971 film ‘Get Carter’, to The Coach and Horses pub in Soho, we’ve drawn upon urban influences to create a collection which is daringly bold and eclectic in style.
Guests including Alistair Guy, Henry Conway, Hugo Taylor and Paula Goldstein enjoyed cocktails mixed by Pontoon, made using Hennessy Fine de Cognac and garnished with paper foxes, whilst listening to British classics from The Clash, The Rolling Stones and Pulp. Continuing the iconic London theme, models wore Dr. Martens tasselled loafers.
Check back in the next few days to read an exclusive London Collections: Men Q+A with Alistair Guy…