At the Baartmans and Siegel (BAS) presentation, they attempted to turn a space on Earlham Street into a tropical rainforest. BAS’s SS14 collection, sildenafil entitled South Pacific Aviation, centres around ‘a man who is on a journey of exploration and hedonism, leading him to a land of exotic escapism’. The idea of escapism is reinforced with badges of palm trees sown onto items.
For SS14, BAS have used warm shades of brown and beige, as well as navy and black, which has appeared in other collections and one of the emerging main trends of Spring/Summer 2014. With strong block colours and hints of military uniform, this collection is unapologetically masculine, without being intimidating.
The collection also features classics such as the Parka coat, which has been re-engineered for the summer season. This is part of BAS’s ‘DNA’, what they feel should be part of any man’s wardrobe. The list also includes a Harrington jacket, Field jacket, and a Lounge Trench.
Baartmans and Siegel’s SS14 collection is wearable and fitting for the changeable weather we suffer from in this country. It also has a cool aesthetic that will no doubt be on trend.
Words and Pictures by Nathan Agyekum