August 31 2014

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Tiger of Sweden’s Warriors Land In London


tiger-of-swedenMenswear label Tiger of Sweden was founded back in 1903 but only just made its London catwalk debut yesterday. The Swedish, albeit Danish-owned label known for its skinny suits unveiled a collection loosely based around the cult gang movie The Warriors from 1979. Here, the film translated into a nighttime palette of black, gray, and white, with rust and teal as color accents. The collection as a whole took on the current menswear obsession of mixing tailoring and sporty separates.

“To make the collection more fashion, we added the casual part of our range into the main one,” Tiger of Sweden designer Ronnie McDonald explained, as he motioned toward a baseball-inspired striped shirt and tracksuit bottoms paired with a suit jacket.

A dressy bomber jacket was made of flannel rather than wool (“I wanted something that looked like wool but was lighter”), while leather sleeves were added to a midnight blue hybrid of a lapel-less suit jacket and bomber. A new, slightly oversize suit shape was also introduced alongside Tiger’s popular skinny version, though it was still shown with cropped trousers. “People think it’s easy making a skinny suit. It’s not,” McDonald told us. “But we need another silhouette as well, a looser fit. We have to look forward.”

Photo: Courtesy of Tiger of Sweden

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