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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…

Our PINK Drink

Hugo Taylor, Paula Goldstein and Henry Conway enjoy the presentation!

Guests leave ‘off the cuff’ live reviews on the paper bar

Thom Evans and Alistair Guy enjoy a PINK drink…

Last minute prepping before the presentation starts…

Thom Evans models the Athletic shirt and holds our bespoke PINK rugby ball in front of our paper bar…

One of our favourite looks from the new collection…

Cheers!

Window pane checks in bright berry colours

Perfectly PINK

A touch of cerise

Our model army lined up and ready to go!

Bright yellow braces over peacock printed shirts!

Our barman serves PINK Drinks

Jackets with pops of colour were a highlight!

Writing ‘off the cuff’ reviews on the paper bar using pink pen