Recently PAUSE was impressed with the work of Bath Spa University, approved specifically graduate Benjamin Callery as he showcased his Army inspired menswear collection entitled “Marching to the red line”.
Callery demonstrated a unique contemporary twist within the parameters of classic army design, maintaining a strong theme of army greens, subtle army prints and neutral greys contrasted to a vibrant and bold red. The collection featured leather sweaters, oversized denim capes, sleeveless shirts and many crisp, clean lines making for uniformly similar silhouettes, again in keeping with the theme of Army.
It’s always hard to pick a favourite from such an impressive show, however if we had to our money where our mouth is then it would be with the leather sweater with a double red stripe down the front. This piece really grabbed our attention as Callery has made the colours work so well together, while the piece itself fits the army theme so greatly, being versatile enough to be worn with trousers or shorts. Overall PAUSE though Callery did Bath Spa proud, boasting a collection with a strong unified theme which could quickly become instantly recognised in a crowd.
Words: Harry Gilmour
Photos: Rianna Tamara