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The PAUSE SS14 Trend Report

The Spring 2014 editorial lookbook for The Hundreds takes inspiration from the 90’s, however looking at aspects not as predictable as people would expect.

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The Hundreds look at the American style landscape and have been inspired by Magic Eye posters, scrambled porn channels, and lenticular art to transpire their interpretations of the American suburbia at the turn of the century.

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Founder of the brand Bobby Hundreds says that: “The 90’s were such a substantial part of my youth, but in reality my memories of that time period keep fading out. We wanted to come up with this photo idea where the models keep fading out, and then I realized that it probably stems from my obsession with the Back to the Future trilogy.”

The Hundreds Spring 2014 Collection is due to be released in the US on the 30th January and then in UK in early February.

Photographer – Bobby Kim

Stylist – Alexa Demie

Words: Jordan Bunker
The Spring 2014 editorial lookbook for The Hundreds takes inspiration from the 90’s, however looking at aspects not as predictable as people would expect.

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The Hundreds look at the American style landscape and have been inspired by Magic Eye posters, scrambled porn channels, and lenticular art to transpire their interpretations of the American suburbia at the turn of the century.

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Founder of the brand Bobby Hundreds says that: “The 90’s were such a substantial part of my youth, but in reality my memories of that time period keep fading out. We wanted to come up with this photo idea where the models keep fading out, and then I realized that it probably stems from my obsession with the Back to the Future trilogy.”

The Hundreds Spring 2014 Collection is due to be released in the US on the 30th January and then in UK in early February.

Photographer – Bobby Kim

Stylist – Alexa Demie

Words: Jordan Bunker
THE FRESH PRINTS

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Prints are fast becoming a decade-defining trend. This season was no exception, with everything from graphic, to geometric, to all-over paisley. Prints can be one of the easier ways to express personality through an outfit. Raf Simons gave us pop-art inspired prints, a quick, easy way to let your outfit do the talking for you, whereas a carefully selected accent piece, such as a statement cardigan, can add interest to an otherwise flat look. It’s easy to shy away from prints for fear of dressing too young for your age or not being office friendly, but there is a print for every occasion and every shape.

BLACK AND WHITE THINKING

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Perhaps the most classic of all, disposing of colour palettes and a go-to for formal dressing, black and white doesn’t have to be boring. Our favourite black and white looks came from Andrea Pompilio, who teamed a black biker with contrasting white leather sleeves and shorts. 3.1 Phillip Lim also brought black and white dressing out of the office with oversized black t-shirts styled with loose white trousers. The casualness of the sizing is instantly made more sharp by the stark contrast in colour. Another advantage is that no matter what the cut or singular casualness of an item, by applying dualism to a whole outfit, it instantly becomes sharper and adds an air of classicism, even when applied to ultra-modern streetwear, as best shown by one of London’s best young designers, Christopher Shannon.

NEUTRAL GROUND

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Usually regarded as the domain of the denim-shirt-and-chino brigade or your dad’s first post-retirement clothing purchases, neutrals were brought bang up to date this season. Best worn as an accent piece at Agi & Sam and Jean-Paul Gaultier. 3.1 Phillip Lim paired an oversized white shirt with camel shorts, a great example of office-to-street neutral dressing. One of our favourite uses of the pale palette was the fresh interpretation of the short-suit at Ferragamo and Neil Barrett. A cream or camel is unexpected and surprisingly versatile – it can breathe new life into a standard black-based outfit, offsetting the other standout colours this season, white, blue and pink.

HIGH SHINE, HIGH FASHION

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How to make high shine more Peter Sellers than Peter Stringfellow was a question spectacularly answered this season. High shine needn’t be garish, it can be sophisticated,  as exemplified by SS14’s printed silk tux jackets, jewel toned blazers and satin detailing. A particular favourite of ours was the almost-liquid looking silk trousers at E.Tautz and Haider Ackermann’s dark, Dorian Gray-esque satin smoking jackets. For every understated shine piece there was a garish antithesis, Acne’s gold biker jacket being a particular PAUSE guilty pleasure.

THREE STRIPES AND YOU’RE OUT

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Through babygros to Dennis the Menace to your first job interview, stripes will always be a menswear must-have style, and this season proved no exception. What makes stripes so versatile is the interaction with the eye. Pringle, a standout collection for us this season, did winter-friendly sports luxe with baseball-influenced white on grey verticals, worn with long shorts. John Galliano showed a grungey, loose striped knit, worn with loose trousers, shirt and trilby, for a more relaxed take. Princes of Print Givenchy and James Long flew the flat for multi-coloured geometrics, with stripes of varying width adorning formal shirts and knits. adds width to the chest.

THE LONG AND THE SHORTS OF IT

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From knee-skimming skater-inspired to groin-grazing, shorts were all over the SS14 catwalks. For us at PAUSE, our favourite shorts looks were from Viktor & Rolf, Balenciaga, Marni and Dior Homme who took them off the streets and striding into the office with tailored just-above-the-knee lengths teamed with blazers, shirts, statement jumpers and long coats. For more casual wear, look to Louis Vuitton’s, which wouldn’t be seen out of place on a 60s beach.

FLORAL AND HARDY

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The mere mention of florals strikes fear into the heart of many men.  Our floral highlight collection was Dries van Noten, who did must-have grungy, luxe floral prints on everything from vests to blazers and trousers. Florals work best as when the outfit is built around them, a floral shirt can be the basis for similarly toned trousers and blazers, or to add pop to a monochrome outfit, shown best at Ann Demeulemeester and Alexander McQueen where patterns were sleek and artisanal, with understated black floral prints on blazers and shirts.

CHECKS, PLEASE

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Checks and tartans have seen heavy revival over the past few seasons for both mens and womenswear. For SS14 they came in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. For fans of understated minimalism, Tom Ford showed a crisp all white-suit worn with a grey and white checked shirt beneath, an easy way to embrace the trend without going all-out. The enduring grunge trend was not ignored either, our highlight statement pieces coming from Hermes’ casual, loose checked jacket, and the styling of a loose plaid shirt worn around the waist at Marayasuhiro, all proving that this is the perfect illustration of grown-up grunge and overall a trend that can be dressed up or down with minimal effort.

PINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

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Long the domain of Essex boys and estate agents, pink has broken free from the shackles of stigma and slipped it’s way onto the SS14 mens runway. In a time where truly for menswear, anything goes, pink is an overlooked colour choice and easily adds an unexpected edge to monochrome outfits, in addition to working well with most other colours.  A translucent pink rain mac from Christopher Shannon and Christopher Raeburn’s must-have, pastel pink raincoat with a drawstring waist and subtle coloured piping are the perfect antidote to staying dry and dapper when faced with the greyest of days. To make a bolder statement, Katie Eary’s flamingo print jumper is an eye-catching, but a versatile piece that can be styled up or down.

Words: Erin Carrington